University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Treatment of keratoconus with Cross Linking surgery (program ID: 252197)


Friedrich E. Kruse

Prof. Dr. med.

Friedrich E. Kruse

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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With 80 approved beds and 7 operating rooms, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Erlangen belongs to the largest academic Departments of Ophthalmology in Germany. The Department annually treats about 38,000 outpatients and 6,000 inpatients. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. Friedrich E. Kruse. The medical care covers the full range of modern ophthalmology. Thus, the Department deals with the treatment of eye diseases of any severity. Due to a high specialization level, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Erlangen is a supra-regional center for the treatment of the most complex clinical pictures and the most severe disease progression.        

The Department is equipped with the state-of-the-art medical and technical equipment. With innovative surgical techniques, especially in the field of corneal transplantation (endothelial keratoplasty of Descemet's membrane, automatic endothelial keratoplasty with Descemet's membrane splitting, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty), the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. Friedrich E. Kruse is a leader in the world. Through the introduction of the quality management systems, a continuous staff training as well as a tight cooperation with private practitioners and other departments of the University Hospital Erlangen, there is ensured the best treatment quality. The range of services of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Erlangen includes among others: 

Surgical treatment spectrum:

  • Eyelid surgery (incl. cosmetic eyelid correction)
  • Disease of the vitreous body/retina, including endoscopic procedures
  • Cataract surgery 
  • Laser or surgical treatment of glaucoma
  • Corneal transplantation (DMEK, DSAEK, DALK, perforating keratoplasty)
  • Contact lenses
  • Laser treatment, e.g. in case of
    • Age-related macular degeneration (diode laser)
    • Diabetic retinal changes
    • Glaucoma (YAG iriddotomy, laser trabeculoplasty)
    • Secondary cataract after cataract surgery (YAG laser)
    • Retinal vascular occlusion 
  • Oculoplastic surgery for eyelid deformities and cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Orbital surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for age-related macular degeneration
  • Refractive surgery
  • Strabismus treatment
  • Lacrimal duct surgery
  • Tumor surgery, including radiation
  • Eye injuries

Non-surgical treatment spectrum:

  • Botulinum toxin injections, e.g. for eyelid spasticity and recurrent corneal ulcers
  • Serum eye drops 
  • Infusion therapy (e.g. for eye circulatory system disorders and acute ocular hypertension)
  • Medication for disorders of the circulatory system of the retina and optic nerve (optic nerve infraction, venous, arterial occlusion) 
  • Optical rehabilitation of age-related disorders

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
    • photokeratoscopy
  • preoperative care
  • CrossLinking surgery
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
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