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University Hospital Duesseldorf

location_on Duesseldorf, Germany
9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology (26209)

Gerd Geerling

Prof. Dr. med.

Gerd Geerling

Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Duesseldorf offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases. The outstanding quality of medical care is confirmed by numerous certificates and an ever-increasing number of patients. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling.

Of particular interest is the treatment of diseases of the anterior eye segment, especially corneal pathologies. The specialization also covers all types of corneal transplantation, cataract surgery and glaucoma treatment, all plastic surgeries on the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit, surgical and conservative treatment of retinal and vitreous diseases, therapy of neuro-ophthalmic diseases.

The department performs a large number of corneal transplantations (more than 10 years of experience) and is one of the largest and most reputable Transplant Centers in Germany. It has an inhouse Eye Bank, as well as the Lions Hornbank partner center, in which donor corneal transplants can be stored for several weeks. In the case of transplantation, sparing minimally invasive surgical techniques are used.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the anterior eye segment
    • Corneal surgery
      • Perforating keratoplasty (corneal transplantation)
      • Posterior and anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DSAEK, DMEK, DALK)
      • Crosslinking in keratoconus, keratoglobus, keratotorus and keratectasia after corneal refractive surgery (LASIK)
      • Corneal tattoo
      • Corneal prosthetics
    • Cataract surgery
      • Implantation of special lenses (including toric, multifocal and aniridia lenses)
      • Cataract surgery combined with corneal transplantation or glaucoma surgery
      • Surgical removal of cataract in children
    • Glaucoma surgery
      • Trabeculectomy (with antimetabolites)
      • Canaloplasty
      • Trabeculotomy
      • Implantation of drainage implants in glaucoma (for example, Ahmed-Valve)
      • Laser trabeculoplasty
      • Cyclo-destructive methods using laser techniques
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the posterior eye segment
    • Retinal and vitreous surgery
      • Pars plana vitrectomy with seamless access
      • Pars plana vitrectomy
      • Laser surgery (argon and diode laser)
      • Photodynamic therapy
      • Intravitreal injections (vascular proliferation inhibitors and cortisone preparations)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit
    • Eyelid surgery
      • Correction of entropion and ectropion using various methods, including the minimally invasive ones
      • Ptosis repair
      • Correction of very pronounced eyelid overhanging (blepharoplasty)
      • Eyelid reconstruction (grafts from the skin, oral mucosa, cartilage tissue)
    • Tear duct surgery
      • Operations in closed tear ducts, including endoscopic methods
      • Dry eye surgery (ranging from the restoration of tear duct patency to transplantation of the mucous membrane, salivary glands and artificial lacrimal glands (pump reservoir))
    • Orbital surgery
      • Correction of exophthalmos and enophthalmos using decompression surgery (bone and adipose tissue decompression)
      • Tumor removal (with and without bone tissue)
      • Reconstruction of bone and soft tissues, for example, after eye loss (fractures of the orbital floor, enophthalmos, etc.)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of neuro-ophthalmic diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of traumatic eye injuries
  • Strabismus correction
  • Other medical services

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