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UKGM Gießen

Giessen, Germany


Diagnosis of cataract (program ID: 131223)


Birgit Lorenz

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Birgit Lorenz

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Seit 8/2007          Professorin (W3) und Direktorin der Klinik und Poliklinik für Augenheilkunde an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen                                              

1996-2007           Leiterin der selbständigen Abteilung für Pädiatrische Ophthalmologie, Strabismologie und Ophthalmogenetik in der Klinik und Poliklinik für Augenheilkunde, Klinikum der Universität Regensburg

1991-2007           Professorin (C3) für Augenheilkunde (Strabismologie, Neuroophthalmologie, Kinderophthalmologie und Ophthalmogenetik) an der

Universität Regensburg

1989                   Habilitation und Venia Legendi im Fach Augenheilkunde an der Ludwig-                               Maximilians-Universität München

Akademische Ausbildung

1997                   Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)

1991                   Zusatzbezeichnung „Ärztin für Medizinische Genetik“

1986-1991         Akademische Rätin bzw. Akademische Oberrätin (LMU München)

1983                   Forschungsaufenthalt am Institute of Ophthalmology, London, England und am Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

1982                   Facharztanerkennung als Augenärztin

1977-1986        Wissenschaftliche Assistentin an der Augenklinik LMU München

1977                   Approbation als Ärztin

1974                   Promotion zum Dr. med. „summa cum laude“ (LMU München)

1968–1974       Studium der Humanmedizin an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München und an der Sorbonne, Paris

Mitgliedschaften, Ehrungen und Auszeichnungen

Seit 2015             Vizepräsidentin der Von Behring-Röntgen-Stiftung

Seit 2013             Steering Committtee Member, European Vision Institute Clinical Reserch Network EVICR.net. und Koordinatorin für seltene Erkrankungen

Seit 2013            Mitglied des erweiterten Präsidiums der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft (DOG)

Seit 2012            Gewähltes Mitglied der Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI),

seit 2012             Gewähltes Mitglied der European Academy of Ophthalmology (EAO),

2012                   Visiting Professor, Childrens Hospital, Harvard University

2011                    Award lecturer of the European Strabismological Society ESA, Brughes 12-09-2011. The role of pigment in the visual system.

2002-2010           Präsidentin European Pediatric Ophthalmological Society (EPOS)

2001 - 2005          Präsidentin der Bielschowsky-Gesellschaft für Schielerkrankungen und Neuroophthalmologie

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The department of ophthalmology is equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities. It offers the entire spectrum of conservative and surgical ophthalmology. It is the largest clinic for eye muscle surgery of all severities in German-language area. Another specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary eye diseases. For the treatment of complex diseases is a close cooperation with all other disciplines available.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • ophthalmologic examination:​
    • retinal examination
    • optical coherence tomography OCT 
    • slit-lamp examination
    • pupil function tests
    • ocular motility test
    • ophthalmoscopy
    • perimetry (visual field test)
    • computer perimetry
    • visometry (without correction and with correction)
    • keratometry
    • pachymetry
    • refractometry (objective, subjective, cycloplegic)
    • autorefractometry
    • non-contact tonometer
    • biomicroscopy
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
Type of program :
Duration of program (max):

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
Total costs:

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