Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

location_on Karlsruhe, Germany
9.8/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology (591240)

Albert Augustin

Prof. Dr. med.

Albert Augustin

Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for patients with eye diseases, including refractive eye surgery and plastic cosmetic interventions. The department has high-tech operating rooms for interventional procedures of varying severity. The diagnostics is carried out on an outpatient basis, after which further treatment tactics are determined. Many eye correction procedures are performed using ultramodern laser systems.

The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Albert Augustin. According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the doctor ranks among the top German experts specializing in the treatment of diabetic retinal lesions and diseases!

The diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of retinal and vitreous diseases
    • Diagnostic techniques
      • Fundus photography
      • Fluorescein and indocyanine angiography
      • Optical coherence tomography of the retina
      • Optical coherence tomography of the optic nerve
      • Ultrasound examinations
    • Laser therapy (Pascal laser and conventional argon laser)
      • Diabetic retinopathy
      • Retinal degeneration and macular holes
      • Conditions after retinal vein occlusion
    • Treatment of age-related macular degeneration
      • Intravitreal injections of VEGF inhibitors
      • Treatment of macular hemorrhage with intravitreal administration of drugs and injection of gas into the eyeball
      • Photodynamic therapy
    • Treatment of other macular diseases
      • Pars plana vitrectomy using modern techniques
      • Intravitreal injection in macular edema
      • Surgery of macular and epiretinal gliosis
      • Subretinal surgery
    • Treatment of retinal detachment
      • Laser therapy and cryotherapy at the initial stages
      • Pars plana vitrectomy, endotamponade using gas or silicone oil
  • Diagnostics and treatment of conjunctival and corneal diseases
    • Diagnostic methods
      • Ultrasound pachymetry (corneal thickness measurement)
      • Ultrasound biomicroscopy
      • Corneal topography
      • Bacteriological and virological examinations
      • Histological and cytological examinations
    • Special treatment methods for corneal diseases
      • Crosslinking
      • Keratoplasty
      • Keratoprosthesis 
    • Treatment of dry eye syndrome 
      • Therapeutic contact lenses
      • Immunosuppressive therapy (cyclosporine )
      • Tarsorrhaphy
      • Implantation of punctal plugs
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cataracts
    • Diagnostic methods
      • Determination of permeability of the eye lens with wavefront analysis
    • Implantation of lenses (for example, multifocal, blue lens filters)
    • Secondary lens implantation in complex clinical cases
      • Loss of the lens capsule
      • Vitreous lens displacement
      • Lens replacement
    • Surgery of early childhood cataracts (in collaboration with the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine)
  • Correction of visual impairment
    • Implantation of refractive lens
  • Diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma
    • Diagnostic methods
      • Optical coherence tomography of the optic disc
      • Manual and computer perimetry
      • Inpatient 24-hour measurement of intraocular pressure
    • Treatment methods
      • Nd-YAG laser iridotomy
      • Surgical iridectomy
      • Trabeculectomy
      • Stent implantation
      • Treatment of complex types of glaucoma
      • VEGF-therapy in neovascular glaucoma
      • Drainage
      • Cryotherapy in drug-resistant glaucoma
  • Diagnostics and treatment of injuries of the eye and orbit
  • Diagnostics and treatment of eyelid diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of ophthalmic diseases in children
    • Retinopathy of prematurity
    • Strabismus
  • Other services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • 1983 - 1989 Study of Human Medicine at the Universities of Essen, Heidelberg and Würzburg.
  • April 1989 Final State Examination at the University of Würzburg, summa cum laude.
  • February 1990 Doctorate in Medicine, University of Würzburg, summa cum laude.
  • 1990 - 1991 2-year research fellowship in Würzburg at the Department of Physiology: "Oxidative tissue damage following ischemia and reperfusion of the intestine; burdening of the monocyte-macrophage-system by perfluorochemicals".
  • 1991 - 1995 Residency in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Bonn.
  • April 1996 Habilitation. Subject: "Investigation of oxidative and inflammatory tissue damage in hereditary retinal diseases, diseases of the retinal pigment epithelium, experimental uveitis and dry eyes".
  • Venia legendi in Ophthalmology with the academic rank of Associate Professor.
  • July 1998 - April 2001 Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Mainz (Head of the Retina Section and Head of the Laboratory for Pathophysiology of the Eye).
  • May 2001 Head the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology, Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe. 

Research Focuses

  • Pathobiochemistry and pathophysiology of oxidative damage to the eye.
  • Biochemistry of the tear fluid.
  • Immunology of experimental lens and autoimmune uveitis (influence of antioxidative drugs).
  • Immunology of Graefe´s disease.

Photo of the doctor: (с) Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe 

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