Our eyes are just as unique as our fingerprints, therefore we all individually require specific, personalised eye treatment and support.

The Eye Clinic at SMC is led by Dr Keti Pachkoria, a fully accredited Consultant Ophthalmologist registered with the British and Spanish General Medical Councils and the Gibraltar Medical Registration Board. Dr Keti focuses on delivering the very best, customised eye care to all her patients, many of whom are concerned about finding the safest eye treatments using the latest technology.

The eye service at SMC includes investigation and treatment for the following areas/conditions:

Dr Keti Pachkoria is a Consultant Eye Surgeon specialising in private cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, medical retinal problems and glaucoma. Although she performs all the above treatments/surgeries at the Specialist Medical Clinic, she currently carries out the following treatments/surgeries in Spain:

  • Cataract (standard, premium, toric intraocular lenses)
  • Clear lens removal surgery
  • Glaucoma/SLT and PI Laser
  • YAG laser capsulotomy (cleaning of intraocular lens)

Consultations regarding all the above problems are available at the Specialist Medical Clinic, more information about these can also be found on Dr Pachkoria’s website.

Dr Pachkoria will be with you throughout all your eye care and treatment, discussing all the possible options. Surgery and treatment is performed by Dr Pachkoria herself who will also see you at  postoperative appointments to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the outcome of your operation.

Dr Pachoria has received many messages of thanks following procedures carried out at the Specialist Medical Clinic, the latest one below following blepharoplasty:

“My ophthalmologist recommended I undergo Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in order to improve my peripheral vision following cataract surgery.  Having given the matter considerable thought I finally decided to undergo the procedure.  I was very apprehensive about the surgery but I can assure anyone wishing to undergo this procedure that with Dr Keti you would be in a safe pair of hands.  She explained what she was doing and constantly reassured me throughout the whole procedure which took about 2 hours (although this will vary with individual patients).  I experienced no pain either during the procedure or post surgery only mild discomfort and some bruising which was to be expected.  One week after surgery the stitches were removed painlessly and the final result improved peripheral vision and as a huge bonus everyone tells me I look 20 years younger. Thank you Dr Keti Pachkoria.”

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Dr Keti Pachkoria MD, PhD, FEBOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Cataract, Pterygium, Dry eye, Blepharitis, Stye/Chalazion, Retina, Intravitreal injection, Glaucoma, Emergency Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery (blepharoplasty), Aesthetic Medicine.

Education and professional training

Upon qualifying from Medical School in Tbilisi, Georgia 2001, Dr Pachkoria undertook higher specialist training in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Gregorio Marañon in Madrid, Spain and pursued advanced subspecialist fellowship in Medical Retina and Glaucoma in the world renowned Moorfield's Eye Hospital, UK.

Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology Fully accredited as a Specialist in Ophthalmology in the UK (GMC), Gibraltar and Spain. Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology

Professional experience

Dr Pachkoria is a skilled surgeon and has done over 5000 eye surgeries. She was previously working as a Locum Consulant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK. In her day-to-day job, what really motivates her is making a difference for her patients. She enjoys her versatile work, from restoring patients' vision after the cataract surgery to achieving natural age-appropriate results after the eyelid surgery and help patients look and feel their best. She likes to place emphasis on a personalised approach and develops specific treatment plans that best suit each individual patient. Given her extensive experience, she is able to manage complex eye conditions in a safe and holistic manner to deliver the best care for her patients.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish, Russian, Georgian


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