Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Eyeball removal (enucleation) in eye cancer (program ID: 108281)

Antonia Joussen

Prof. Dr. med.

Antonia Joussen

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Spezialisierung in:

  • Spektralis HRA, OCT, ICG und Fluorescein-Angiographie mit Weitwinkelphotographie
  • Heidelberg-Retina-Tomograph (HRT)
  • RetCam
  • IOL Master (optische Biometrie)
  • Corneal Wavefront Analyzer - Topographie
  • Ocular Wavefront Analyzer inklusive Pupillometrie, Keratometer - Präzise Messung von Aberrationen
  • Standard-Diagnostikgeräte Augenheilkunde
  • Chirurgie der hinteren Augenabschnitte (vitreoretinale Chirurgie, Makulachirurgie)
  • Augentumorbehandlung: Rutheniumapplikatoren, Protonenbestrahlung, TTT,
  • Ambulante und stationäre Chirurgie der vorderen Augenabschnitte (Kataraktoperationen, Glaukomchirurgie, Verletzungs- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie)
  • Keratoplastiken, DSAEK, DMEK und andere lammelläre Verfahren
  • Ambulante und stationäre refraktive Eingriffe (LASIK, PRK, ICL-Implantation, Clear-Lens-Phako)
  • Plastische und wiederherstellende Chirurgie der Lider und Tränenwege, Orbitachirurgie
  • Laser- und Kryochirurgie
  • Augenmuskelchirurgie
  • Im konservativen Bereich umfasst das Leistungsangebot das gesamte Spektrum der Augenheilkunde
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin treats patients with all kinds of ophthalmological diseases. It is located at the Charité Campuses Benjamin Franklin and Virchow-Klinikum and is led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Antonia Joussen. The department offers different eye tumor therapy options, the Corneal Center (including a cornea bank), and the Uveitis Center. A further focus is treatment of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

The Department of Ophthalmology is headed by Professor Dr. Antonia Joussen, and treats all eye diseases from retinal detachment to glaucoma and corneal grafting and is specialized in the therapy for particularly complex pathologies.

The range of services offered and the available therapy options also include:

  • Eye tumor therapy: all ophthalmic tumors of the anterior and posterior sections of the eye
  • Corneal Center: penetrating keratoplasty
  • Center for Refractive Surgery
  • Uveitis Center: treatment of infectious causes and uveitis of children
  • Glaucoma
  • Paediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • ophthalmologic examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the eye 
  • CT/MRI scan of the head
  • preoperative care
  • eyeball removal (enucleation)
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

As being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin, University Hospital, Charite Berlin is a prominent hospital with a long history. University Hospital Charite Berlin exists on four locations: Campus Charite Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Campus Berlin Buch. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university hospital in Europe, from which more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine come from.

With more than 100 clinics and institutes, which make up a total of 17 "CharitéCenters", University Hospital Charite Berlin offers the highest level of patient care. 125,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients are treated here annually. University Hospital Charite Berlin has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Virchow-Guest House of the Charite with 19 modern guest rooms offers patients and accompanying persons the comfort of a hotel. Therefore, here at University Hospital Charite Berlin, you will receive the best treatment possible in Germany.

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.