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Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
446
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
1958
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
2040

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1972 help1822
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
8135 help7285
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
8928 help7778

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1796
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7238
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7727

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1748
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7034
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7341

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
2398
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
9467
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
10152

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1722
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
6944
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7354

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1793
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7196
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7626

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
2042
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
8748
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
9033

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1859
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7690
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
8114

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1743
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
6991
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7443

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1799
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7602
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
8080

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1573
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
6414
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
6614

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1735
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
6943
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7311

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1660
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
6685
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7057

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1840
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7650
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
8057

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1912
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7641
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
8092

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
Diagnostics of diabetic retinopathy
1818
Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy)
7365
Laser retina coagulation for diabetic retinopathy
7659
| from Booking Health GmbH

Diabetic retinopathy is a retinal pathology caused by damage to the nervous tissue and blood vessels. It develops in every third patient with diabetes mellitus and is one of the most common complications of this disease. In the advanced stages, patients have an abnormal growth of blood vessels and maculopathy, which is exudation and swelling in the central part of the retina. The treatment of diabetic retinopathy in Germany involves using anti-VEGF, laser procedures and stem cells.

Content

  1. Drug therapy
  2. Laser treatment
  3. Stem cell therapy

The cost of diabetic retinopathy treatment depends on where you undergo treatment, who carries out your treatment and what methods are used. We will help you select a clinic with the best ratio of price and quality of medical services.

It is better to undergo treatment in a clinic whose doctors specialize in the therapy for diabetes mellitus and its complications and achieve significant progress: the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main, the University Hospital Ulm, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.

Leave your request on the Booking Health website. We will recommend a specialized hospital and physician, arrange travel to Germany, take care of accommodation and medical insurance, and provide you with interpreting services. If you have any questions, a personal medical coordinator will always be in touch with you.

Drug therapy

 

Most patients with diabetic retinopathy are treated with conservative therapy. In addition to controlling diabetes mellitus itself, the retina is affected by the following drugs to normalize blood glucose levels:

Anti-VEGF therapy involves using medicines that block the growth of blood vessels in the retina. The injections of drugs into the eye are carried out 1-2 times a month. The development of these drugs has revolutionized the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. They not only preserve vision but also increase its acuity.

Intravitreal steroids are used only for refractory retinopathy in the absence of a response to anti-VEGF. These medicines reduce the thickness of the central part of the retina and increase visual acuity. To avoid frequent eye injections, biodegradable delivery systems are used. For example, the DEX implant releases corticosteroids into the vitreous for six months.

Laser treatment

 

Laser treatment was the main method before the development of anti-VEGF. As of today, laser techniques are also often used in patients with diabetic retinopathy but are no longer first-line therapy. These procedures are performed after using anti-VEGF to improve results or when the drugs are ineffective.

Macular laser coagulation reduces swelling and reduces the risk of visual impairment by 50%. The procedure also reduces the risk of hemorrhage into the vitreous body. Laser therapy reduces the formation of new blood vessels by destroying microaneurysms, reducing retinal blood flow due to tissue reduction, improving the oxygenation (oxygen saturation) and stimulating the pigment epithelium.

What is new in laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy:

  • PASCAL laser is an innovative type of laser used in some specialized clinics in Germany. It reduces laser-induced retinal damage, providing more precise treatment control and reduced procedure time.
  • D-MPL micropulse diode laser is used to facilitate the application of subthreshold burns in order to minimize associated damage to the retina.
  • NAVILAS navigation laser system increases the accuracy of applying laser damage to the retina.

These innovations make the laser treatment of diabetic retinopathy safer for the patient.

Stem cell therapy

 

So far, stem cells are not considered a standard treatment. They are used within the framework of clinical trials. However, some German clinics already offer stem cell treatment for retinopathy for their patients.

Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), which are morphologically similar to photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelial cells, have been used with the greatest success. They are harvested from adipose tissue, bone marrow and peripheral blood. Patients receive intravitreal stem cell injections. They are also administered intravenously.

The Booking Health service is helpful for people who want to undergo diagnostics and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in Germany. On the website, you will find the cost of medical services in various ophthalmological departments of clinics in Germany. Booking a medical program at favorable prices is a significant advantage for those who do not have medical insurance. In addition, the Booking Health specialists will help you select a doctor and hospital, receive a visa and travel to Germany.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. 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:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical News Today

PubMed




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