University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Ophthalmology


Friedrich E. Kruse

Prof. Dr. med.

Friedrich E. Kruse

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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



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