Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras successfully underwent an eye operation on Saturday morning in Athens. Ophthalmology surgeons at public hospital Attikon repaired the retinal detachment problem in an operation that lasted about two hours.
A statement by the surgeons said that Samaras’s eye problem was serious and that he has to be under medical surveillance and a regular measurement of his right eye blood pressure for some time.
Samaras is expected ot stay in the hospital at least until Sunday.
It is not clear yet whether Antonis Samaras will be able to fly to Brussels and join the EU Summit on upcoming Thursday. Doctors are expected to decided on the issue.
According to some Greek media, there is consideration that Samaras could also travel to Brussels by car.
Would-be Finance Minister Vassilis Rapanos is still hospitalized. A doctors’ statement stated he underwent all necessary medical screening.
He may exit the hospital on Monday and be sworn-in on the same day.