University Hospital Dusseldorf
Department of Ophthalmology
Specialized in: ophthalmology
The Düsseldorf clinic treats all diseases of the eye - from glaucoma to retinal detachment. In this respect, the clinic has specialised mainly on particularly difficult courses of illness. The eye clinic enjoys an international reputation in its special field of corneal transplantations. Every year, it performs around 300 corneal transplantations and is thus the largest transplantation centre in Germany.
In close cooperation with other institutes of the university clinic, the eye clinic gains annually more than 500 corneal transplants. In the "Lions Hornbank" associated with the clinic, the donated corneas can be cultivated for several weeks. Thus, the patients have the opportunity of preparing themselves in peace for the operation and selecting a suitable time for the operation. The corneas not used by the eye clinic for its own transplantations, are passed on by arrangement to other clinics in all of Europe by the coordination centre Eurotransplant.
Such a corneal transplant is the only chance for many patients not to go blind forever. In a manner of speaking, the cornea is the window of the eye: if it becomes cloudy or scarred through an infection or injury, not enough light penetrates into the eye. Since the tissue cannot regenerate itself this leads to blindness. In this case a corneal transplantation is the only remedy. This operation is successful in almost all cases: for the patient it is often like a small wonder when after the operation he or she can suddenly see almost normally again.
Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.
Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.
Accommodation in hospital
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.
Standard rooms include:
Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.
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.
University Hospital Dusseldorf
- Duesseldorf, Germany
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