University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

location_on Dresden, Germany
9.1/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology (292198)

Lutz E. Pillunat

Prof. Dr. med.

Lutz E. Pillunat

Specialized in: ophthalmology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden offers the full range of services in the field of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the eye and its appendages. Medical care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.  The department has 42 beds, three ultramodern operating rooms, as well as well-equipped rooms for diagnostic examinations. The department treats more than 6,000 inpatients annually. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Lutz E. Pillunat.

The priorities of the department are the treatment of glaucoma, including glaucoma in children, cataract, intraocular lense implantation, keratoplasty, posttraumatic reconstructive surgery, refractive surgery, laser vision correction, etc. All the specialists of the department have many years of clinical experience, high professionalism, and also practice only the most effective modern treatments.

The department’s service range includes:

  • Diagnostic options
    • Ultrasound imaging (A-, B-mode ultrasound, Doppler scan)
    • Fluorescein angiography
    • Diagnostics of binocular vision disorders
    • Electrophysiological examinations (electroretinography, electrooculography)
    • Corneal topography
    • Evaluation of the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness
    • Pachymetry
    • Heidelberg retinal tomography
    • Intraocular pressure measurement
    • Color Doppler ultrasound imaging of the eye and orbit
    • Preliminary diagnostics before refractive surgery
    • Heidelberg retinal flowmetry
    • Evaluation of visual fields
    • Visual evoked cortical potentials (VECP)
    • Multifocal electroretinography
  • Cataract surgery
  • Surgical treatment of glaucoma (also in children of all age groups)
  • Implantation of intraocular lenses
  • Keratoplasty
  • Reconstructive surgery and treatment of eye injuries
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Macular surgery
  • Surgical treatment of diseases of the eye muscles and orbit
  • Cryosurgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Correction of strabismus in adults and children
  • Treatment of neuro-ophthalmic diseases
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
    • Diseases of the lacrimal tract
    • Uveitis
    • Glaucoma
    • Congenital cataract
    • Ptosis
    • Eyelid hemangioma
    • Congenital dermoid cysts
    • Retinopathy of prematurity (follow-up and corrective measures, for example, eyeglass prescription at an older age)
    • Nystagmus
    • Children with developmental disabilities who need to be examined and supervised by an ophthalmologist
    • Congenital eye defects (coloboma, optic nerve anomalies)
    • Acute inflammation of the eye and its appendages (for example, red and swollen eyelids or conjunctiva)
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic methods, other ophthalmic diseases in adults and children

Curriculum vitae

Beruflicher Werdegang:

  • 1977 – 1983    Studium der Humanmedizin an der Universität Düsseldorf
  • 1978 – 1983    Studium der Psychologie an der Universität Düsseldorf
  • 1983 – 1987    Assistenzarzt an der Universitätsaugenklinik Ulm
  • 1987 – 1991    Oberarzt an der Universitätsaugenklinik Ulm
  • 1991 – 1993    Bestellung zum leitenden Oberarzt der Universitätsaugenklinik Ulm
  • 1993 – 1995    Glaucoma Fellowship am "Bascom Palmer Eye-Institute" der University of Miami, Miami USA (DFG Stipendium)
  • 1995    Ruf auf eine C3-Professur an der Augenklinik der Universität Hamburg
  • 1996 – 2001    Professor für Augenheilkunde und stellvertretender geschäftsführender Direktor der Universitätsaugenklinik und Poliklinik Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2000    Berufung auf die C4-Professur für Augenheilkunde an der Carl Gustav Carus Universität Dresden
  • seit 01.05.2001    Direktor der Universitätsaugenklinik und Poliklinik der Carl Gustav Carus Universität Dresden
  • 09/2001    Wahl zum Präsidenten der Sächsischen Augenärztlichen Gesellschaft
  • 11/2001    Wahl zum Landesarzt für Augenheilkunde  in Sachsen

Preise und Ehrungen:

  • 1986    Merckle Forschungspreis der Universität Ulm
  • 1987    Nationaler Preisträger des International Chibret Award
  • 1992    Filmpreis der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
  • 1993    Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Italienischen Glaukom Gesellschaft


  • Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft
  • Verband der Augenärzte Deutschlands
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation (DGII)
  • Association for Research in Vision and of Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • European Glaucoma Society (EGS)
  • International Glaucoma Society (IGS)
  • Italienische Glaukom Gesellschaft (Ehrenmitgliedschaft)


  • Physiologie und Pathophysiologie der okulären Perfusion
  • Pathogenese des glaukomatösen Sehnervenschadens
  • Operative Therapie der Glaukome
  • Bedeutung vaskulärer Faktoren beim Glaukom

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