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Treatment of Glaucoma Combined With Cataract in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
454
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
2335
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
2108

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1942 help1792
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
9169 help8019
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
8819 help7669

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1785
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
8097
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7703

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1719
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
7667
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7394

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
2280
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
10565
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
10068

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1735
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
7765
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7288

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1794
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
8079
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7638

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
2077
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
9823
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
9001

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1910
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
8321
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
8023

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1722
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
7705
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7346

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1925
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
8309
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7991

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1580
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
7055
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
6730

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1718
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
7789
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7435

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1665
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
7341
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7021

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1791
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
8532
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
8029

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1918
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
8417
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7960

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
Diagnosis of glaucoma combined with cataract
1791
of glaucoma combined with cataract with microinvasive non-penetrating deep sclerectomy
8113
Surgical treatment of glaucoma combined with cataract with ultrasound phacoemulsification
7756
| from Booking Health GmbH

Without timely treatment of cataract (clouding of the lens), many patients develop glaucoma (elevated intraocular pressure). This is due to the fact that the lens gradually increases in size and impairs aqueous humor circulation. If blindness caused by cataract is reversible, then in the case of glaucoma, visual acuity can no longer be increased and it is only possible to preserve what is left. That is why it is important to undergo treatment immediately after the diagnosis has been established. German doctors can treat cataract and glaucoma within a single surgical intervention.

Content

  1. Treatment tactics
  2. Scenarios when it is enough to treat only the cataract
  3. Combined surgical interventions

To undergo treatment of glaucoma in combination with cataract in Germany, a single operation is performed to eliminate the two diseases at once. These are usually sparing interventions, performed through micro-incisions. To treat cataract, ultrasonic phacoemulsification is carried out. The treatment for glaucoma depends on its type. Non-penetrating sclerectomy or trabeculectomy is often used.

You can undergo treatment in one of these hospitals: University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich, Charite University Hospital Berlin or University Hospital Ulm.

If you want to undergo glaucoma treatment in Germany, please contact Booking Health. Our specialists will hold a consultation with you to choose an eye clinic and a doctor, recommend the best treatment method and make you an appointment. They will also help you get a visa and arrange flights and accommodation. During your visit to the clinic you will be accompanied by an interpreter and you can also contact your personal medical coordinator for any questions.

Treatment tactics

 

There are several different therapeutic tactics available in relation to patients who have cataract in combination with glaucoma. These are the three main approaches:

  • Cataract surgery without any special stages of the operation to eliminate glaucoma – lens replacement reduces intraocular pressure;
  • Two-stage treatment of the two diseases: sequential surgical interventions for the treatment of cataract and glaucoma;
  • Single-stage combined surgery.

Scenarios when it is enough to treat only the cataract

 

Currently, ultrasonic phacoemulsification is considered the main treatment method for cataract. The doctor destroys the lens with ultrasound, through a micro-incision and turns it into a liquid, then drains it off through a thin tube. Doctors implant an intraocular lens, which is an artificial lens. This operation can completely restore the patients’ vision. The vision becomes even better than it was in youth, since the operation allows the doctors to correct any refractive error, including myopia and age-related farsightedness. The special properties of the artificial lens make it possible to achieve better vision in the dark, eliminate glare, etc.

Sometimes this treatment is also enough to eliminate glaucoma. Ultrasonic phacoemulsification allows the doctors to achieve a moderate decrease in intraocular pressure for phacogenic and angle-closure glaucoma but only at an early stage of the disease. This will only work when it was previously possible to keep the intraocular pressure under control with the help of drugs. Other conditions for the successful implementation of such an operation include: a low dose of drugs present, the absence of a significant narrowing of the visual fields and the absence of significant changes in the optic nerve head.

Combined surgical interventions

 

An intervention on the one lens is not sufficient for most patients. Glaucoma surgery is also required. The treatment can be carried out within a single stage or in two stages. The single-stage treatment is preferable for most patients, since in this case the overall recovery period is reduced and the time to achieve the final therapeutic outcome is reduced.

For the treatment of glaucoma in combination with cataract in Germany, doctors mainly use a single-stage approach. The main advantages of this are as follows:

  • Rapid improvement of visual acuity;
  • Intraocular pressure decreases immediately, which reduces the degree of damage to the optic nerve;
  • More accessible assessment of the glaucoma process in the postoperative period;
  • Lower risk of complications compared to two sequential operations;
  • Reduced hospital stay for the patient.

Phacotrabeculectomy is one of the available combined operations for the treatment of the two diseases. It combines phacoemulsification with trabeculectomy. This is the "gold standard" for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma. Trabeculectomy involves removing part of the trabecular meshwork so that aqueous humor flows freely under the conjunctiva. The operation can be supplemented by the implantation of a valve device, to avoid any overgrowing of the channel for fluid outflow.

In recent years, non-penetrating surgical interventions, such as non-penetrating deep sclerectomy, have become widespread in developed countries. It is sparing, safe and does not require long-term rehabilitation. This intervention, in Germany, is performed through a micro-incision, which is self-sealing and does not require suturing.

If you have glaucoma with cataract, you can undergo treatment in Germany. There are a few reasons for you to undergo your treatment in this country:

  • High-precision diagnostics of eye diseases using modern equipment;
  • Treatment of cataract and glaucoma within a single operation;
  • Sparing innovative surgery through micro-incisions;
  • Fast and complete restoration of vision;
  • Successful treatment of even the most severe forms of cataract and glaucoma;
  • Minimal risk of glaucoma recurrence even many years after surgery.

If you are going to have treatment in Germany, the Booking Health service will be very helpful for you. Our website will answer all your questions, such as, what is the price for the operation? It will help you to select a clinic and find where you can undergo treatment, at the best price. The prices indicated on our website are final. The cost will not increase, even if additional medical procedures are required, as all additional costs up to 200,000 EUR will be covered by your insurance. The Booking Health specialists will select the best clinics in Germany for you and arrange your entire trip.

 

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:

Ophthalmology Times

PubMed

Mayo Clinic




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