Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim

Cologne, Germany

Department of Ophthalmology

Norbert Schrage

Prof. Dr. med., Dr. h.c.

Norbert Schrage

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1990 bis 2004 Assistenzarzt, Oberarzt und Kommissarischer Direktor der Universitätsaugenklinik Aachen 
  • 2004 bis heute Chefarzt der Augenklinik Köln Merheim an den Kliniken der Stadt Köln 
  • 1997 bis heute Vorsitzender von ACTO e.V. erstes medizinisches An-Institut an der RWTH Aachen 
  • 1990 bis heute aktiver klinischer und experimenteller Forscher im Bereich Augenverätzung, Implantate und neue Untersuchungstechniken 
  • 2013 bis heute Kassenärztliche Praxis neben dem Klinikchefarzt in Kooperation mit der Augenklinik Merheim
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As the medical institution of maximum care, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Norbert Schrage offers the entire spectrum of services in the field of modern ophthalmology. To provide an optimal patient care, the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim has not only an outpatient clinic and outpatient centers, but also a number of operating rooms that are equipped with the state-of-the-art devices form a microscope up to a high-end laser. 

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim has all available methods for both diagnosis and treatment of eyes, orbit and periorbital area. There are used special diagnostic and treatment methods for tumors of the choroid, retina and appendages of the eyes. The Department can offer 52 angiography techniques, diaphanoscopy, examinations of the field of vision, as well as high-precision ultrasound. The treatment of melanomas is carried out by means of argon and IR lasers, ruthenium applicators, Y-knife (Aachen) and endoresection; the treatment of basalioma / carcinoma involves the following functional and plastic cosmetic reconstruction, including transplants. In cooperation with the Department of Pathology, Radiology and Radiation Therapy at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim, there are used all available single- and double-moment diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 

The Department of Ophthalmology has 32 beds to treat inpatients. A private interdisciplinary section receives private patients by appointment. The team of doctors, health care professionals and nursing staff under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Schrage work round-the-clock for the benefit of patients. Furthermore, the Eye Bank is very active: in 2014, with the consent of 105 donors, there were obtained a total of 208 eye corneas, while 131 of them were transplanted in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Hospital in Cologne-Mehrheim and 34 of them were transferred to other Departments.

The Department of Ophthalmology offers patients great diagnostic and treatment opportunities of the entire spectrum of modern ophthalmology:

  • Cataract surgery (lens opacity)
  • Diagnosis and surgery of glaucoma (green star)
  • Vitreoretinal surgery (surgery on the retina)
  • Refractive surgery (Lasik procedure, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), intraocular lenses)
  • Intravitreal injections (macular diseases)
  • Keratoplasty and prostheses (corneal transplantation)
  • Treatment of eye burns 
  • Laser treatment of retinal diseases
  • Laser treatment of secondary cataract 
  • Intraocular tumor surgery (e.g., choroidal melanoma)
  • Eyelid surgery (in case of tumor, eyelid deformation, plastic correction)
  • Eye socket surgery
  • Orthoptic center / strabismus surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology

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