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University Hospital Essen

location_on Essen, Germany
9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department for Diseases of the Posterior Segment of the Eyes ( 290000)

Norbert Bornfeld

Prof. Dr. med.

Norbert Bornfeld

Specialized in: diseases of the posterior segment of the eyes

The Department for Diseases of the Posterior Segment of the Eyes at the Essen University Hospital ranks among the biggest world centers dealing with the treatment of cancer in children and adults. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Bornfeld.

The objectives of the Department for Diseases of the Posterior Segment of the Eyes at the Essen University Hospital include surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous body, such as retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal tear, macular disease, such as macular hole, age-related macular degeneration, as well as serious eye injuries. All necessary technical opportunities, including seamless techniques of tiny cuts correspond to the latest science and technology. 

The range of  additional services of the  Department for Diseases of the Posterior Segment of the Eyes under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Bornfeld also includes comprehensive conservative treatment of retinal diseases, for example, laser therapy upon such diseases as diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory retinal diseases and first stages of retinal detachment. Moreover, at the Essen University Hospital offers diagnosis and treatment of uveitis and retinal diseases in children of tender age, including retinopathy in premature babies (this field is involved into active cooperation with the Department of Pediatrics and has an interregional importance). 

Overall, the focuses of the Department for Diseases of the Posterior Segment of the Eyes at the Essen University Hospital include among others:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of intraocular tumors in children and adults
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of retinal diseases, including complex retinal detachment, complex diabetic retinopathy and age-related diseases of the central fovea of the retina
  • Magnifying optical devices

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