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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1522
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
2937
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
3674
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
2889
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
2215
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
4191
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
5600
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
4108
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
2056
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3638
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
4155
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
3821
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1634
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
2960
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
3919
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
2981
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1614
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3534
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
3929
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
2971
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

9.2/10 from 5 Votes

German Clinic for Diagnostics is a combination of the highest professionalism of the staff and the most up-to-date medical devices, therefore it is known far beyond Germany.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1626
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3509
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
3884
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
2970
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Wiesbaden

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1650
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3724
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
4103
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
3676
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
2054
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3659
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
4112
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
3680
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1646
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3783
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
4187
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
3656
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
0.00
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
0.00
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
0.00
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1622
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3778
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
4198
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
3800
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
0.00
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
0.00
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
0.00
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Schlosspark Academic Teaching Hospital at the University Hospital Charite has an excellent reputation and an outstanding service. All specialized departments are headed by renowned doctors. The departments offer a wide range of medical services.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1660
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
3749
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
4103
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
3631
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Hospital Waldbrol Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Waldbröl District Hospital has the state-of-the-art medical equipment and is the certified Cancer Center. The key goal of the Hospital is to provide patients with a competent individual medical care and nursing.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1529
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
2840
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
3674
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
2926
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg offers patients a wide range of medical services. It is staffed by highly qualified doctors and medical staff who take care of the patients' health 24 hours a day. The main task of the hospital is to provide medical treatment and care meeting all the patients’ needs.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
1520
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
2783
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
3713
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
2807
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care.

Diagnostics of macular degeneration
2167
Conservative treatment for macular degeneration
4128
Laser retina coagulation for macular degeneration
5638
Vitrectomy surgery for macular degeneration
4112
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf
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About the disease

Macular degeneration is a severe eye condition whereby the nerve cells of the retina degenerate. It is more common in people aged over 60. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for visual sharpness. It is located almost at the center of the retina. As degeneration progresses the sufferer’s vision becomes blurred, objects may appear distorted and they may start to see spots. If not treated in time, macular degeneration can lead to blindness. Macular degeneration is usually caused by age-related changes in the eye. Over time, the macula tends to lose its initial sharpness. Such factors as high blood pressure, consumption of too much saturated fat and cholesterol, high levels of cholesterol and long-term exposure to sunlight can contribute to the development of macular degeneration.

There are two types of this disease:

  • Dry macular degeneration
  • Wet macular degeneration

Dry macular degeneration is the most common form of this disease, accounting for 8 out of 11 cases. It is characterised by the accumulation of yellow deposits on the macula. Over time, these deposits merge together and develop a solid consistency that can disrupt the normal functioning of the retina and its supporting cells. As a result, the macula becomes thin and damaged.

Wet macular degeneration is usually caused by the leakage of fluid or blood from abnormal blood vessels into the macula. It is a much less common form of this disease, but its negative impact on the sufferer’s eyesight is much more serious.

Symptoms

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty reading, especially in low light conditions
  • While reading, some letters may disappear
  • Changes in color perception

Diagnosis

  • Early signs of macular degeneration could be detected during a routine visit to the ophthalmologist.
  • An OCT scan is used to determine whether there are any abnormal blood vessels in the eye, which is an indicator of this disease.
  • Angiography is used to get an image of the macula, to check it for signs of degeneration. A fluorescein angiography evaluates the condition of all blood vessels, searches for signs of dystrophic process and determines which treatment option would be the most suitable.

Treatment

Currently, the most well-known treatment for macular degeneration is intravitreal treatment (inside the eye).

  • Vitrectomy is used for both types of macular degeneration. This surgical procedure is mainly aimed at improving the blood supply to all parts of the retina. Cardiovascular drugs can also improve the blood flow.
  • Laser surgery and photodynamic therapy can also irradiate the dystrophic layers.
  • Laser coagulation is a process whereby a light beam is shone into the eye to cauterize ocular blood vessels and thus improve the patient’s eyesight.



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