The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


Szalai, Ildikó, MD


Medical specialism

  • Inflamed and allergic eye diseases
  • Treatment of dry eye syndrome
  • Diagnosis and tracking of glaucoma
  • Examination and care of cataract and fundus calcification
  • Screening and tracking of complications caused by hypertension and diabetes
  • Discovery and possible treatment of childhood headaches related to ophthalmology

Professional experience

  • 1991 – : Szent Rókus Hospital
    • 1991 – 2007: Department of Ophthalmology
    • 1996 – : Paediatric Ophthalmologic Outpatient Care, Clinic
      • 2017 – : Senior doctor
  • 1998 – 1999: Ophthalmologic Specialist Care, Gyömrő Local Government
  • 2000 – 2006: Ophthalmologic Specialist Care, Szigetszentmiklós Local Government
  • 2009 – 2018: Clinic, Békásmegyer Csobánka tér
    • Adult and pediatric ophthalmology
  • 2017 – : Private practice
  • 2018 – : Buda Health Center

Education and qualifications

  • 1985: Fazekas Mihály Metropolitan Practicing Gymnasium
  • 1991: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 1996: qualifying exam in ophthalmology
  • 2011: qualifying exam in paediatric ophthalmology

Language of consultation

  • Hungarian
  • English
  • Russian

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Ophthalmological Society
  • Hungarian Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology
  • Hungarian Artificial Lens Implantation and Refractive Surgical Association
  • Hungarian Allergology and Immunology Society

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.