The German ophthalmological community is one of the oldest in Europe. To date, it is over 100 years old. The powerful development of ophthalmology in Germany began in 1857. What is interesting to consider is what was fantasy at that time, today are just the modern realities of treating eye diseases.
Benefits of treating eye diseases in Germany
Each world state has ophthalmological hospitals. Nevertheless, many citizens having middle or high level of income do not wish to get treated at home, but give preference to German healthcare institutions. Poorly performed operations on the eyes can cause complications, or even result in a complete loss of vision. Therefore, it is better to be treated by experienced, highly skilled specialists using only the best equipment.
These are the key benefits of treating eye diseases in Germany:
A wide range of pathologies that can be treated. Ophthalmologists in Germany are able to treat the pathology of the cornea with the help of keratoplasty, the disease of the eyelids and ducts of the lacrimal glands, and to quickly remove various deformities. They treat cataract and glaucoma as well. Surgical treatment of astigmatism, myopia of any type, strabismus, eye tumors, diabetic retinopathy and other ophthalmic diseases is also possible here. A qualitative selection of lenses is made if necessary, taking into account the individual features of vision.
Modern methods of diagnosis. The latest equipment makes it possible to produce digital photography of the fundus and study the field of vision using computer technology. Computer refractometry, determination of the thickness of the cornea through keratography and pachymetry, HRT retinomography of the eye, competitive optical tomography, fluorescent angiography, IOL Master - all this influences an accurate diagnosis. The latest generation equipment is used in Germany with good resolution and a large number of settings. Due to a thorough study of the patient's eye features; it was possible to qualitatively treat ophthalmologic pathologies that were previously considered incurable.
Minimally invasive treatment techniques. Preference is given tobloodless laser operations, which results in reduced side effects and complications of the intervention, and also shortens the time of rehabilitation. Many of the interventions are performed on an outpatient basis, and the patient can leave the hospital a few hours after the operation.
Large selection of lenses for the treatment of cataracts. After the extraction of the eye lens, its replacement is required.
It can be done with the help of such implants in Germany:
- Aspheric intraocular lenses (IOL)
- Toric IOLs
- Phakic IOLs
- Multifocal IOL (bi-and trifocal lenses)
- Monofocal IOLs
- Accommodative IOLs
- Folding IOL from innovative materials
- Lenses with a blue filter
- Light Adjustable Lens, whose optical power setting is carried out after their implantation
- MISC IOL for micro-operations, where the cut does not exceed 2 mm
Besides, the change in the configuration of the lens is often successfully used to treat presbyopia, myopia, and hypermetropia.
Modern methods of Keratitis Diagnosis and its treatment. Various types of keratitis diagnostics are used in Germany, such as corneal scraping, eye biomicroscopy, functional testing of lacrimal fluid formation, checking the sensitivity of the cornea and its coloration with fluorescein to visualize the lesion, and the detection of antibodies to herpes viruses. Treatment includes antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory therapy, as well as the use of "artificial tears" and the conduct of surgical interventions.
The following techniques are used:
- Through keratoplasty
- Through lamellar keratoplasty (posterior and deep anterior)
- Refractive surgery of the cornea
- Phototherapeutic keratectomy
- Corneal crocheting
- Transplantation of the amniotic membrane
- Implantation of annular intracorneal segments
- Prosthetics of the cornea
All these operations offer patients the chance to restore visual acuity.
Professionalism of medical personnel. Doctors in Germany are trained at some of the largest ophthalmological centers in Europe. In addition, there is a list of manipulations that a doctor can only carry out with a certain level of accreditation. This guarantees effective, competent treatment, and eliminates the risk of gross medical errors.
Individual approach. Doctors in Germany can prescribe a large number of diagnostic manipulations for the patient’s treatment. This is necessary to compile a complete picture of the disease and develop a treatment strategy that is based on the features of the patient's vision, his needs, the structure of the eye and its functional components. After all, eliminating the cause of the disease can be an effective treatment.
Arrangement of eye diseases treatment in Germany
If you have decided to go for treatment in Germany, but you have no idea how to deal with that, no worries, we are here to help you. Independent trips of inexperienced patients can result in the great loss of the funds. Besides, you will have to spend lots of time to solve all the organizational issues like:
- Selection of the hospital taking into account the prices, diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of the medical institution
- Communication with the administration and coordination of all treatment details
- Seeking an interpreter - not only in your country, but also in Germany (for communication with the medical staff of the clinic)
- Registration of health insurance
- Visa application
- Booking of airline tickets
- Search for a hospital in Germany after you arrive there by plane
- Search for a hotel for an accompanying person
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Choose treatment abroad and you will for sure get the best results!
Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova