University Hospital Essen
Department for Diseases of the Anterior Segment of the Eyes (290001)
Specialized in: diseases of the anterior segment of the eyes
The Department for Diseases of the Anterior Segment of the Eyes at the Essen University Hospital carries out a wide range of clinical and scientific work. There are used the most advanced methods in the field of conservative therapy for diseases of conjunctiva, cornea and glaucoma. The director of the Department is Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Henrike Westekemper. The orthoptic office is one more focus of the Department’s work. It provides both conservative and surgical treatment of strabismus.
Furthermore, the Essen University Hospital offers interregional consultations on endocrine orbitopathy within the framework of conservative and surgical treatment (with scientific support). The field of surgery offers a wide range of treatments for cancerous diseases, corneal diseases, glaucoma and cataract surgery. In case of inflammatory, degenerative diseases and diseases of eye conjunctiva and cornea due to injury, there is always offered an opportunity of transplantation, since the Essen University Hospital has its private bank of amniotic membrane and cornea.
The clinical work of the Department for Diseases of the Anterior Segment of the Eyes at the Essen University Hospital is completed by scientific researches that contribute to the development of innovative treatment methods.
The special focuses of the Department under the direction of Dr. med. Henrike Westekemper include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and complex cataract (especially in children)
- Treatment of epibulbar tumors
- Corneal transplantation
- Treatment of acute and chronic sequelae of burns and inflammations of the anterior eye segment
- Ex-vivo-expansion of limbal stem cells
- Eyelid operations in tumor surgery
- Refractive corneal surgery
- Eye Bank certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001
- Essen, Germany