University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with total or basal iridectomy (program ID: 252067)

Friedrich E. Kruse

Prof. Dr. med.

Friedrich E. Kruse

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology Clinic at Erlangen University Clinic with its 80 approved beds, seven operating rooms, including an outpatient ophthalmic surgical center and university outpatient department, is one of the largest university ophthalmic clinics in Germany. Every year, the clinic treats about 38,000 outpatients and about 6,000 inpatients. Medical care encompasses the entire spectrum of ophthalmology and is a clinic for treatment of eye diseases of any complicacy for our patients from the region. In this case, round-the-clock aid is guaranteed in emergency situations. Due to a high degree of specialization, Ophthalmic Clinic is a partner, consulting on the most complex clinical pictures and severe disease progress.

The clinic is equipped with the latest 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 clinic plays a leading role in the international arena in ophthalmology.

Surgical treatment spectrum:

  • eyelid plastic surgery (incl. cosmetic eyelid adjustment)
  • disease of the vitreous body/retina, including endoscopic procedures
  • cataract surgery
  • laser or surgical treatment of glaucoma

The range of non-surgical treatment:

  • botulinum toxin injections, e.g. for eyelid surgery or recurrent corneal ulcers

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • ophthalmoscopy
    • gonioscopy
    • pachymetry
    • perimetry (visual field test)
    • computerperimetry
    • Goldmann-primetry
    • fluorescein angiography
    • thermography
    • capillary microscopy 
    • testing for optic nerve damage
    • tonometry
    • intraocular pressure measurement
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • treatment of congenital glaucoma with total or basal iridectomy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • full board clinic stay in 2-bed room 
  • cost of required medications
  • nursing staff services
  • elaboration of further recommendations
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About hospital

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by tight integration of care for patients with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The results of studies in Erlangen set the new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1368 planned locations in 48 clinics, institutes and departments in all areas of medicine, this University Hospital is the most well-equipped in the region. In general, in 2012, the clinic treated approximately 62,000 inpatients and 459,000 outpatients. Various care centers, networks and multidisciplinary teams have made possible a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment. Taking care of and for a man is the motivation for the patient care, teaching and research. The clinic ranks 8th in the 2015 list of top clinics according to FOCUS.


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.