Hospital of Nuremberg

Nürnberg, Germany

Diagnosis and surgical treatment of retina degeneration with retinal cells transplantation (program ID: 238151)

Josef Schmidbauer

Prof. Dr. med.

Josef Schmidbauer

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • Gesamte Bandbreite der operativen und konservativen Augenheilkunde, insbesondere Spezialgebiet neue chirurgische Behandlungsmöglichkeiten von Netzhauterkrankungen wie Netzhautablösung, diabetische Netzhauterkrankung und entzündliche Netzhauterkrankungen mit besonderer Expertise im Bereich der Therapie der altersbedingten Makuladegeneration
  • Gesamtes Spektrum der laserchirurgischen und intraokularchirurgischen Methoden u.a.
  • Neueste Therapiemethoden im Bereich der Glaukomchirurgie: nicht Augapfeleröffnende filtrierende Methoden und Anwendung von Implantaten zur Drucksenkung
  • Umfangreiche Erfahrungen im Bereich der Kataraktchirurgie mit Forschungsschwerpunkt im Bereich der intraokularen Pathologie von Hinterkammerlinsen
  • Plastisch-chirurgisch rekonstruktive Verfahren im Bereich der Augenlider
  • Augenmuskelchirurgie
  • Hornhauttransplantation
  • Gesamtes Spektrum der diagnostischen Augenheilkunde (Fundus imaging Network, Fluoreszeinangiographie, optische Kohärenztomographie, Retinatomographie, Hornhauttopographie u.v.m. )
  • Insgesamt chirurgische Erfahrung von mehr als 32.000 intraokularen Eingriffen

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Medizinstudium Universität Würzburg
  • Facharztausbildung Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg
  • Ständiger Vertreter des Chefarztes Augenklinik des Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Klinikums
  • Senior research fellow - Center for Research on Ocular Therapeutics and Biodevices, Medical University of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, (DFG begutachteter Stipendiat der Max Kade Foundation, New York)
  • Geschäftsführender Oberarzt Universitäts-Augenklinik Homburg (Saar)
  • Chefarzt Augenklinik Offenburg
  • Ärztlicher Direktor Aris Augenklinik Nürnberg und leitender Arzt MVZ Nürnberg
  • Seit 01.06.2007 Chefarzt der Augenklinik im Klinikum Nürnberg
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The diagnostic and therapeutic options of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Klinikum Nürnberg, headed by Prof. M.D. Josef Schmidbauer, cover the entire spectrum of ophthalmology. It is a university department of the Paraselsus Medical University.

The following services are offered within the conservative treatment: all diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options for the diseases of eye, its appendages and orbit, all forms of laser therapy in case of retinal diseases (diabetes, macular hole etc.), fluorescein angiography (color imaging of retinal vessels), etc. If necessary, the following operations are performed: all kinds of cataract surgery (90% ultrasound equipment/ phacoemulcification), postoperative treatment of secondary cataract by means of laser technique, glaucoma surgeries, including the vitreous body etc. The highly-qualified doctors of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Klinikum Nürnberg, headed by Prof. M.D. Josef Schmidbauer, offer the high quality medical aid and care along with a human attitude.

The Department of Ophthalmology at Klinikum Nürnberg, headed by Prof. M.D. Cosima Brucker, offers the following range of medical services:

  • Diagnosis and therapy of glaucoma
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the choroid and retina
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the eye muscles, disorders of binocular movement, accommodation and refractive errors
  • Diagnosis and therapy of disorders of the conjunctiva
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the lens
  • Diagnosis and therapy of disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the vitreous body and the eyeball
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the optic nerve and visual pathways
  • Diagnosis and therapy of blindness and visual impairment

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • ophthalmoscopy
    • gonioscopy
    • pachymetry
    • perimetry (visual field test)
    • computer perimetry
    • Goldmann-perimetry
    • fluorescein angiography
    • thermography
    • capillary microscopy 
    • testing for optic nerve damage
    • tonometry
    • intraocular pressure measurement
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • treatment withretinal cells transplantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • full board clinic stay in 2-bed room 
  • cost of required medications
  • nursing staff services
  • elaboration of further recommendations
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About hospital

The Klinikum Nürnberg is a modern hospital and an academic educational hospital in Germany. The hospital is located at two sites, namely the Klinikum North in the distract St. Johannis and the Klinikum South in the distract Langwasser. The Klinikum Nürnberg has 35 clinics and institutes of all medical specialties. In the latest clinic list of the news magazine FOCUS, it lands on the 35th place. Among the 70 top hospitals in Bavaria, the Klinikum Nürnberg occupies the 6th place.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.