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Treatment of Vitreous Degeneration in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of vitreous degeneration
430
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
1984
General therapeutic rehabilitation
565.57

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 vitreous degeneration
2150 help1800
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8761 help7611

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 vitreous degeneration
1810
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7775

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 vitreous degeneration
1739
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7258

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 vitreous degeneration
2218
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
10267

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 vitreous degeneration
1725
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7407

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 vitreous degeneration
1796
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7707

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 vitreous degeneration
2052
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
9088

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 vitreous degeneration
1904
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7949

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 vitreous degeneration
1724
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7452

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 vitreous degeneration
1940
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8035

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 vitreous degeneration
1592
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
6759

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 vitreous degeneration
1709
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7386

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 vitreous degeneration
1652
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
6987

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 vitreous degeneration
1854
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8032

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 vitreous degeneration
1866
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
8086

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 vitreous degeneration
1791
Surgical treatment of vitreous degeneration with vitrectomy
7706
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The vitreous body is a gelatinous mass without vessels, which accounts for two-thirds of the volume of the eyeball. The destruction of the vitreous body is a change in its homogenous structure with the appearance of floating opacities. This is a common eye disease that is detected in 5% of people under the age of 40 years. According to instrumental diagnostics, the prevalence increases to 80% over 60 years. The cause of destruction is the appearance of fibers from the connective tissue inside the vitreous body. Doctors in Germany successfully treat the disease using safe minimally invasive techniques.

Content

  1. What is destruction of the vitreous body?
  2. Vitrectomy
  3. YAG laser vitreolysis

The main treatment methods for vitreous destruction are vitreolysis and vitrectomy. Doctors can remove the vitreous or destroy the opacities with a laser. In Germany, the procedures are performed with almost 100% efficiency and minimal risk of complications.

You can undergo treatment in the following hospitals: University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich, University Hospital Ulm, Charite University Hospital Berlin.

Please leave your request on the Booking Health website, and we will help you choose the best treatment method, clinic and doctor. The specialists of the Booking Health company will hold a consultation with you on the medical aspects of the trip, and travel managers will fully take care of all arrangements.

What is destruction of the vitreous body?

 

The vitreous body is an extracellular matrix consisting of 98% water and macromolecules. The main ones are hyaluronate and collagen. In appearance, the vitreous body resembles a viscous gel.

In children, the vitreous body is homogeneous and transparent. As they grow older, it becomes cloudy, degrades, and opaque inclusions appear inside. This results from aging, inflammatory processes, dystrophy, diabetic vitreopathy or myopia. Aging also causes separation of the posterior vitreous from its attachment to the inner retinal border membrane.

Due to the changes described above, a person has "flying flies" of the vitreous body – opacities that cast a shadow on the retina and impair vision. Linear, circular, or nodal patterns appear before the eyes and move with eye and head movements.

Destruction of the vitreous body does not threaten complications and does not lead to vision loss. If a person can adapt to floaters, then they may not be treated. However, cloudiness will not disappear on its own, and there are no drugs that can "dissolve" them. Therefore, if the destruction of the vitreous body causes discomfort in a person, invasive procedures and operations are necessary to eliminate opacities.

Vitrectomy

 

Vitrectomy is considered the primary treatment for severe vitreous destruction. The operation was developed in the second half of the twentieth century. Previously, it required an incision several millimeters long, hemorrhage often developed, and sutures had to be applied. As of today, vitrectomy has become less traumatic, as doctors in modern eye clinics perform it using micro-invasive technologies.

The essence of the operation is that the vitreous body is completely removed. It is replaced with a gas mixture, silicone oil, and water with fluorine. They are used as plugging agents that press the retina of the eye to the choroid. Over time, the introduced artificial substances are absorbed and replaced by natural intraocular fluid.

After surgery, the patient may be prescribed antibiotics and drugs to prevent thrombotic complications or bleeding. Doctors measure intraocular pressure to make sure there are no complications. Rehabilitation takes about 1 week, and the final results of the operation can be assessed in 2-3 months.

YAG laser vitreolysis

 

In recent years, neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) laser has been increasingly used instead of conventional surgical treatment for the destruction of the vitreous body. It is a fast, inexpensive and sparing treatment method.

The technique provides good functional outcomes: visual acuity increases in patients after the procedure, and floating opacities disappear. Most treated patients do not develop any complications, but the procedure is not indicated for patients with open-angle glaucoma.

Studies show that patients with Weiss rings benefit the most from the procedure. These are large ring-shaped opacities that are signs of vitreous detachment.

The laser procedure for the destruction of opacities takes place on an outpatient basis, lasts about 20 minutes and does not require rehabilitation. The doctor evaporates the opacities, turning it into gas. Vision improves immediately after the procedure. In some patients, small spots and opacities remain for several days or weeks, which gradually disappear.

With the destruction of the vitreous body, you can use the services of the best doctors in the world. You are welcome to undergo the diagnostics and treatment of vitreous destruction in Germany by booking the medical care program via the Booking Health service. On our website, you can find the cost of treatment in different clinics in Germany and compare the prices. The price will be lower for you due to the lack of additional coefficients for foreign patients. The specialists of the Booking Health company will select the best clinic specializing in the treatment of vitreous body destruction and arrange your trip 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:

Ophthalmology Times

British Journal of Ophthalmology

National Library of Medicine




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