Melles Cornea Clinic

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Melles Cornea Clinic Serves Patients from Around the World

Melles Cornea Clinic is a highly specialized clinic that treats Dutch and foreign patients who have corneal diseases. We also treat ocular surface diseases, such as disorders of the mucous membrane, the tear film and the conjunctiva.

Melles Cornea Clinic was founded in 2004 by Dr. Gerrit Melles. He observed that in most cases, you do not need to replace the entire cornea, but only the diseased layer (or lamella). This resulted in revolutionary new treatment techniques like DMEK and Bowman layer transplantation. These techniques enable faster recovery, fewer risks, and often better vision. Dr. Melles’ innovations are now being used worldwide.

We know how nerve-wracking treatment in a foreign clinic can be. That’s why we’ve designed Melles Cornea Clinic with the needs of foreign patients in mind. Whenever possible, we plan your intake and surgery close together, to keep your travel to a minimum. The waiting list is short and our small, close-knit team comes from all over the world, which means there is a good chance we can speak to you in your own language. On the website of Zorgkaart Nederland our clinic is rated with an average mark of 9.2 out of 10.

Our Clinic

New MHR website!

We are very proud to have launched our new MHR website on June 2 at 16.30 pm CEST. The new website has our new colors and easily accessible information for Dutch speaking patients. The new website for English speaking patients will be available soon.

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Contact us!

Do you have a question you prefer to discuss with us directly? Or would you like to make an appointment at our Melles Cornea Clinic? You can reach us from Monday to Friday between 8:30 AM and 5 PM (UTC+1) by calling +31 10 297 4444 or sending an email to

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2021 Update Melles Cornea Clinic

In our new brochure we would like to inform you about the Melles Cornea Clinic, our working method and the treatment offer. In addition, you can find more information about our employees who are happy to provide you with the best care (note: the brochure is in Dutch).

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COVID-19 protocol

In the Melles Cornea Clinic, we want to offer optimal and responsible care. Therefore we follow the advice of our government. Please read our latest update about the COVID-19 policy in our clinic applied since November 1st, 2021.

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Your patient file

We have been working with a new electronic patient file system. With this system, the logistical steps can be completed more quickly which results in our doctors being able to pay more attention to your care and needs. Click below to go to your file.

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We treat a variety of corneal diseases such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, keratoconus and bullous keratopathy. On this page, you can read more about corneal disorders and which innovative techniques we use to treat them.

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