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Academic Hospital Nuremberg

location_on Nuremberg, Germany
9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology (302919)

Josef Schmidbauer

Prof. Dr. med.

Josef Schmidbauer

Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Academic Hospital Nuremberg offers the full range of medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the eye and its appendages in patients of all age groups. The cornerstone of the department's successful work is the use of advanced equipment, particularly, modern laser systems, devices for fluorescence angiography, Heidelberg retinal tomography, optical coherence tomography, perimetry, ultrasound scans, etc. In combination with the exceptional professionalism of the department's doctors, all these devices forms a solid base for achieving optimal results. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Josef Schmidbauer.

The department has 31 beds for inpatient treatment. The department's specialists annually admit for a treatment about 4,100 inpatients, which confirms the reputability of the medical facility.

The department's surgical options include operations of varying degrees of complexity, including all types of interventions for cataracts, glaucoma, vitreous, orbital diseases, strabismus correction and plastic reconstructive eyelid surgery. The department's ophthalmologists specialize in the removal of eye tumors, such as basal cell carcinomas and papillomas, and also successfully cope with rare malignant pathologies, such as conjunctival cancer or choroidal melanoma. In total, the department annually performs about 80 operations to remove eye tumors.

The department's doctors mostly have to deal with the diagnostics and treatment of the following eye diseases:

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Retinal vein thrombosis
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Benign and malignant eye neoplasms 
  • Macular hole
  • Secondary cataract
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Strabismus and other visual impairments in children
  • Other diseases

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Conservative treatment methods and diagnostics
    • All diagnostic examinations for the detection of diseases of the eye, appendages of the eye and orbit
    • All types of laser therapy for the treatment of retinal diseases
    • Fluorescein angiography
    • Heidelberg retinal tomography
    • Optical coherence tomography
    • Ultrasound diagnostics of the eye and orbit
    • Contact lens selection
    • Treatment of retinopathy of prematurity and uveitis in children
    • Corneal thickness measurement and corneal topography
    • Electrophysiological diagnostics
  • Surgical treatment techniques
    • All types of cataract surgery (90% of procedures using ultrasound technology)
    • Postoperative treatment of secondary cataract using laser technology
    • Glaucoma surgery, including laser and cryotherapy
    • Surgical treatment of retinal diseases
    • Operation on the vitreous body
    • Correction of strabismus
    • Plastic surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and conjunctiva
    • Corneal transplantation
    • Outpatient interventions
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • Study of Human Medicine at the University of Würzburg.
  • Professional Medical Training, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Heidelberg.
  • Permanent Representative of the Chief Physician in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Dietrich-Bonhoeffer Clinic.
  • Senior Research Fellow, Research Center for Ophthalmic Therapy and Biological Devices.
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA (Max Kade Foundation Scholarship, New York, German Research Foundation Scholarship).
  • Senior Chief Physician, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Saarland Homburg.
  • Chief Physician at the Offenburg Ophthalmology Clinic.
  • Medical Director of the ARIS Eye Clinic Nuremberg.
  • Since 01.06.2007 Chief Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Academic Hospital Nuremberg.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).
  • International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC).
  • German Ophthalmological Society (DOG).
  • Professional Association of Ophthalmologists (BVA).
  • German Retina Society.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum Nürnberg 

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