New Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was admitted to hospital on Friday for eye surgery to repair a damaged retina, his office said in a statement.
The premier, who has spent the past four days trying to cobble together a unity government, suffered from corneal flap detachment early on Friday and had to be rushed to hospital.
The operation will take place in an Athens hospital on Saturday morning, the statement added.
State television said Samaras had cancelled a meeting of the parliamentary caucus of his New Democracy party because of the medical treatment, which was decided after a routine eye examination. The meeting, scheduled for Friday, would have been the first since Samaras became prime minister at the head of a coalition government on Wednesday.
Some information for this report was provided by Kathimerini, Reuters