Academic Hospital Marien Duesseldorf

location_on Duesseldorf, Germany
9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology (447938)

Babac Mazinani

PD Dr. med.

Babac Mazinani

Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Academic Hospital Marien Duesseldorf offers the full range of surgical and conservative ophthalmology, including all types of laser procedures, treatment of tumors and skin lesions, eyelid deformities. Most operations are performed on an outpatient basis. The quality of all surgical interventions corresponds to the requirements of the international certificate TÜV ISO 9001: 2008. The department has two modern operating rooms and a station with 10 beds for inpatient treatment. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Babac Mazinani.

The department is focused on individual counseling and planning of surgical treatment, for example, in cataract, glaucoma, corneal transplantation, minimally invasive seamless interventions on the retina and vitreous, correction of eyelids and tear ducts, as well as on the treatment of macular degeneration and strabismus correction. At the center of the efforts of the department’s specialists is a person, whereas the every activity of the medical team is aimed at maintaining and improving the patient's vision, and, accordingly, his quality of life.

The service range of the department includes:

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the anterior eye segment

  • Surgical correction of eyelid deformities
    • Correction of pronounced overhanging upper eyelids
    • Ectropion correction
    • Stye treatment
    • Tumor removal
    • Cosmetic recovery procedures
    • Botulinum toxin injections
    • Other services
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the lacrimal passages
  • Treatment of corneal diseases
    • Total corneal transplantation (penetrating keratoplasty)
    • Transplantation of separate layers of the cornea (lamellar keratoplasty)
    • Transplantation of the inner layer of the cornea (endothelium) with DMEK technique
    • Other services
  • Cataract treatment
    • Modern microsurgical techniques
    • Implantation of special lenses (toric, multifocal, aspherical, lenses with a filter)
    • Other services
  • Glaucoma treatment
    • Laser surgical procedures
    • Non-penetrating and micro-invasive procedures (installation of Titan-i-stent, XEN-implants, canaloplasty, viscocanalostomy)
    • Other services

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the posterior eye segment

  • Retinal and vitreous diseases, including inflammatory ones
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vascular occlusion
  • Macular diseases (macular degeneration, macular holes, membrane damage of the central fossa of the retina)
  • Treatments:
    • Laser procedures
    • Intravitreal injections for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration
    • All modern methods of intraocular surgery
    • Minimally invasive seamless interventions on the retina and vitreous
    • Other treatment methods

Orthoptic service/neuro-ophthalmology

  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases in children
    • Early detection and treatment of strabismus and amblyopia in children
    • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the optic nerve and neuro-ophthalmic diseases
    • Other services

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 01.08.2017 Chief Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Academic Hospital Marien Duesseldorf.
  • 2016 - 2017 Leading Senior Physician of the Section for Posterior Eye Diseases, RWTU.
  • 2006 - 2008 Acting Head of the department.
  • 2001 - 2006 Assistant Physician of the Department of Ophthalmology, RWTU Aachen.
  • 2000 - 2001 Intern, Department of Ophthalmology, RWTU Aachen.

Scientific Activities

  • Since 2012, Coordination of the prospective randomized multicentre study VIPER ("Comparison of vitrectomy with the imposition of a special bandage and normal vitrectomy for the treatment of pseudophakic retinal detachment").
  • Since 2011, VIVID study.
  • Since 2010, GALILEO study.
  • 2009 - 2010 VIEW2 study, "VEGF-Trap Eye: study on the effectiveness and safety in DME."
  • 2008 - 2010 Montblanc study, phase 3.
  • Since 2005 Head of the Working Group "Electrophysiology of Vision", Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Aachen.
  • 2004 - 2005 Research rotation in the Laboratory for Clinical Electrophysiology of the Department of Neurology. Project title: "Obtaining topographic information for the registration of visually evoked potentials with the use of several surface electrodes".
  • Since 2001, Head of the Laboratory for Electrophysiology, Department of Ophthalmology, RWTU Aachen.
  • 1997 - 2000 Member of the Working Group "Angio Research Group", Department of Ophthalmology, RVTU Aachen.


  • May 2006 Specialist in Ophthalmology, Medical Association of North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • February 2002 Admission to medical practice, district administration of Cologne.
  • July 2000 Partial admission to medical practice, district administration of Cologne.
  • 1993 - 2000 Study of Human Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the RWTU Aachen.


  • Since 2015, TANDEM Program Supervisor, RWTU Aachen.
  • Since 2009, European Vitreoretinal Society.
  • Since 1999, German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG).
  • Since 1999, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Marien Hospital Düsseldorf 

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