RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Diagnosis of tear duct blocked (program ID: 105277)

Peter Walter

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Walter

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Peter Walter deals with the treatment of the patients with all eye diseases. They include rare diseases, such as tumors, injuries of the eye, e.g., age-related macular degeneration. The Department has a certified cornea bank, focused mainly on experimental ophthalmology and specialized in pediatric treatment. The Department provides all diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in the field of ophthalmology. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Peter Walter covers the following diseases and treatment options: 

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Treatment by Eylea, Avastin, Lucentis, Macugen
  • Operations on eyelids
  • Orbit diseases
  • Treatment of strabismus
  • Operations on the eye muscle
  • Nystagmus
  • Pareses of eye muscles (palsies)
  • Cataract treatment
  • Corneal transplant
  • Glaucoma: diagnosis and treatment
  • Macular hole – macular pucker
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal implants 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • rhinoscopy
    • Shrimera test
      endoscopic intubation of the lacrimal duct
    • fluorescent test
  • bacteriological analysis of eye swab culture
  • nursing services
  • diagnosis by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

The University Hospital Aachen is a so-called hospital of the university maximum care. With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. In the current ranking of the magazine FOCUS took the University Hospital Aachen among 2000 hospitals in Germany with number 15 a peak position. That patient care, medical education and research are located in a central building provides the advantage for an intensive interdisciplinary exchange and a close networking between clinics and scientific research. In this way it promotes a better understanding of disease, enables the progress in diagnosis and treatment for decades, thereby its innovations are of national importance.

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.