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Treatment of Congenital Glaucoma in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
549
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
2030
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
2073

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
1939
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
8817 help7667
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
8768 help7618

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
1948
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7776
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7711

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2013
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7391
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7319

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2570
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
10025
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
10071

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2023
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7444
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7264

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2064
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7693
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7737

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2277
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
8994
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
8967

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2199
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7990
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
8034

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
1996
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7378
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7415

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2033
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
8128
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7983

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
1749
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
6756
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
6663

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
1903
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7274
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7366

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2119
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
8067
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
8004

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
2187
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
8035
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
8030

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
1849
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
6989
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
6924

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Congenital glaucoma diagnosis
1949
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with cryocoagulation
7679
Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
7689
| from Booking Health GmbH

Congenital glaucoma is an elevated intraocular pressure in children, which is the result of congenital anomalies in the development of the eye. There are many defects that interfere with the aqueous humor outflow, for example, developmental anomalies of the trabecular meshwork, abnormal blood vessels of the iris, stromal hypoplasia or hyperplasia, Axenfeld, Rieger, or Peters anomalies. The disease is usually not associated with heredity and develops sporadically. Congenital glaucoma can be successfully cured in Germany. A surgical intervention allows doctors to normalize the aqueous humor outflow and achieve a long-term intraocular pressure reduction.

Content

  1. Should glaucoma be treated?
  2. Conservative therapy
  3. Surgical treatment
  4. Why is it worth undergoing treatment in Germany?

Congenital glaucoma can be treated only with surgery. Conservative therapy is used as an additional technique or helps to quickly reduce intraocular pressure while waiting for a surgical procedure.

You can undergo your treatment in one of the following hospitals: University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main, or University Hospital Ulm.

Please contact the specialists of the Booking Health company and we will arrange treatment for your child in Germany. Booking Health will recommend the best clinic and pediatric ophthalmologist, help you to apply for a visa and get to the clinic, take care of your accommodation, monitor the implementation of the medical program, provide interpreting services and medical insurance.

Should glaucoma be treated?

 

Glaucoma should be treated as soon as possible, even if it does not cause any symptoms right now. Over time, the disease leads to an irreversible vision impairment, up to its complete loss. At this stage, anti-glaucoma operations allow the patients to maintain their visual acuity, but it will not be possible to achieve a significant improvement.

Congenital glaucoma is a rare condition, which affects about 1 in 15,000 newborns. At the same time, it accounts for about 10% of all cases of blindness in the world. The main problem for the patients is a late diagnosis and an untimely treatment. In 40% of children, the disease is still not diagnosed 6 months after birth, while in 20% of them it is detected at the age of over 1 year.

In 75% of cases, congenital glaucoma affects both eyes. If left untreated, the child's eyesight is getting worse quickly, and optic nerve atrophy progresses. Nonetheless, the disease can be cured in Germany. German ophthalmologists perform anti-glaucoma surgery for children of any age group, and after surgery, intraocular pressure is completely normal.

Conservative therapy

 

In some cases, the treatment of congenital glaucoma in Germany begins with conservative therapy, but surgery will still be required in the future. The drugs are used to temporarily lower intraocular pressure and reduce corneal edema, for example, while waiting for the surgical treatment. Medicines work by reducing the production of aqueous humor.

Surgical treatment

 

The surgical treatment is considered the main one for congenital glaucoma. The goal of the operation is to achieve a permanent intraocular pressure reduction.

The two main goals of congenital glaucoma surgery are as follows:

  • ensuring the outflow of aqueous humor;
  • reducing the production of aqueous humor.

To normalize the aqueous humor circulation, doctors eliminate the obstacles in the way of its outflow, which are caused by structural anomalies of the drainage area, or form new paths to bypass the blocked ones.

The following surgical interventions can be used to remove the obstacles:

  • Goniotomy is a dissection of adhesions in the area of the iridocorneal angle of the eye.
  • Ab interno trabeculotomy is a dissection of the trabeculae from the anterior chamber angle.
  • Laser trabeculoplasty is a cauterization of the inner surface of the trabecular diaphragm to allow more aqueous humor to pass through.
  • Iridectomy – doctors in Germany use the method of complete or basal iridectomy. The operation can be performed with a surgical instrument or a laser.

Operations for the formation of a new channel for the aqueous humor outflow are called fistulizing. These include:

  • Diathermogoniopuncture or microdiathermogoniopuncture is a perforation of tissues in the area of the iridocorneal angle using electrical energy.
  • Ab externo trabeculotomy is a dissection of the trabecula through the conjunctiva and sclera.
  • Sinustrabeculectomy is one of the most effective operations providing stable results. Doctors perform a deep sclerectomy to expand the space inside the sclera and bring the fistula into it from the anterior eye chamber.

In some cases, doctors have to implant drainage systems or valves. They help to better control intraocular pressure and prolong the effect of the operation.

The operations to reduce the production of aqueous humor are less commonly performed. Their essence lies in the temperature effect on the ciliary processes or the arteries that supply them. Doctors use a laser, a cyclodiathermy, and a cryocoagulation technique

Why is it worth undergoing treatment in Germany?

 

You can undergo your surgical treatment of glaucoma in Germany. There are a few reasons for you to undergo your treatment in this country:

  • high-precision diagnostics, which allows the doctors to choose the best anti-glaucoma surgery option depending on the clinical case and plan it perfectly;
  • sparing surgical interventions;
  • laser procedures;
  • successful treatment of even the most severe cases of glaucoma;
  • safe eye surgeries in children during the first weeks of their life;
  • a comprehensive rehabilitation without any damage to the child's vision with the timely intervention;
  • a long-term result without revision surgical interventions.

You are kindly welcome to use the Booking Health service to see the prices and book your treatment in one of the German hospitals. The price for medical services in clinics in Germany will be lower for you due to the lack of additional coefficients for foreign patients. The specialists of the Booking Health company will help you to select a specialized center whose doctors have vast experience in the treatment of glaucoma in children, and arrange your trip abroad.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Open Ophthalmology Journal

British Journal of Ophthalmology

MedlinePlus




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