UKGM Gießen

Giessen, Germany

Surgical treatment of retinal detachment with cryopexy (program ID: 274297)

Birgit Lorenz

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 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
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • slit-lamp examination
    • optical coherence tomography OCT 
    • 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
  • services of chief physician and all leading experts
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • ryopexy 
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

Gießen is an old university town 30 km far from Marburg, where in 1607 the Ludwig University was situated, and where can be found the oldest German botanic garden. This is also the city where stands a monument to x-rays.

Gießen is situated 30 km away from Marburg. Today, Giessen and Marburg are not only historical culture centers, but also cities with effective, modern hospital system based on medical University, which is well known both in Germany and abroad.

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.

Further details

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.