DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden
Department of Ophthalmology (25817)
Specialized in: ophthalmology
About the department
The Department of Ophthalmology at the DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden offers all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the eye and its appendages. The doctors of the department have extensive clinical experience, and therefore they can restore the vision of patients even in difficult clinical cases. Conservative treatment with drugs and laser therapy is of particular interest to the specialists. Whenever required, the specialists correct vision with glasses and contact lenses. The doctors mostly deal with the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and strabismus. Particular attention is also paid to the prevention of ophthalmic diseases in order to prevent the development of visual impairments, in particular, in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. The department's doctors devote a sufficient amount of time to personal communication with their patients, tell them in detail about the specifics of the pathology and possible treatment options. The department is headed by Dr. med. Helmut Rockert.
The key to a successful treatment outcome is high-quality and accurate diagnostics, and therefore the department's ophthalmologists have at their disposal high-tech diagnostic equipment that allows them to assess the structure of the ocular apparatus and its functions with maximum precision. To identify the causes of visual impairment and their nature, the specialists conduct optical coherence tomography, intraocular pressure measurement, visual field testing, pachymetry and other procedures. After receiving the diagnostic results, the doctors start developing a treatment regimen.
Cataract is one of the most common ophthalmic diseases that specialists encounter in their clinical practice every day. The disease is a partial or complete clouding of the lens of the eye located between the iris and the vitreous body. The lens is naturally transparent and acts as a natural lens that refracts light rays and transmits them to the retina. The clouded lens ceases to transmit light, and vision deteriorates up to its complete loss. Cataract can be treated using both conservative and surgical techniques. The first-line treatment is drug therapy. This involves the use of eye drops that help improve metabolic processes in the lens and tissues of the eye, which stops the process of cataract development. Nevertheless, in most cases, it is still not possible to avoid a laser intervention. During the procedure, the patient's clouded lens is replaced with an intraocular lens. The operation is performed using local anesthesia and takes no more than 30 minutes. As a rule, patients tolerate the surgical procedure very well.
The department often admits patients suffering from glaucoma. The pathology is characterized by increased intraocular pressure, which leads to optic nerve atrophy and destruction of retinal cells. Without timely treatment, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss. At the very early stages of the disease, the department's ophthalmologists usually use only drug therapy. Such treatment is based on the use of modern antiglaucoma drugs, which help reduce the production of intraocular fluid and improve its outflow, which, in turn, contributes to the normalization of intraocular pressure. If drugs do not help to achieve the desired result, experts prefer laser interventions.
The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following eye diseases:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal detachment
- Dry eye syndrome
- Infectious eye diseases
- Traumatic eye injuries
- Other diseases
The department's range of medical services includes:
- General ophthalmic examinations, including screening for cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other conditions
- Optical coherence tomography
- Differential diagnostics for complex eye diseases
- Intraocular pressure measurement
- Visual field testing
- Special program for strabismus diagnostics
- Corneal thickness measurement (pachymetry)
- Drug therapy
- Laser therapy
- Selection of glasses and contact lenses for vision correction
- Other diagnostic and treatment options
Photo of the doctor: (c) DKD Helios Klinik Wiesbaden
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