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Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology - University Hospital Halle (Saale)

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany
Department id # 229525
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Prof. Dr. med. Arne Viestenz
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at University Hospital Halle (Saale)

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases in patients of all age groups. The department has earned a reputation as the Center of Competence for Corneal Diseases, and, thanks to more than 100 years of experience in various research activities, it is also the Center of Competence for Eye Diseases. In addition, since 1998, one of the largest Eye Banks of Central Germany (Mitteldeutsche Corneabank Halle) has been operating here, which provides each patient with the selection of the most suitable cornea graft. Medical care is carried out both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Arne Viestenz.

Modern ophthalmological rooms of the department’s outpatient clinic provide admission of patients on various issues, ranging from strabismus in children to corneal abnormalities, retinal lesions and lacrimal duct pathologies. During the outpatient consultations, the patients are provided with the detailed information about their clinical case, as well as about the possibilities and risks of the treatment.

The surgical options of the department include microsurgical and minimally invasive interventions (on an inpatient and outpatient basis). The patients receive medical care from the first-class specialists. They have deep knowledge, extensive clinical experience, as well as practice the very latest therapeutic methods to achieve the best result and preserve vision. The department’s service range is complemented by specialized outpatient procedures, including intravitreal drug administration (IVOM Lucentis, Avastin and Ozurdex), laser treatment, lacrimal duct endoscopy, fluorescent angiography and photodynamic therapy.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of age-related macular degeneration
  • Diagnostics and treatment of strabismus in adults
  • Diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases in children
    • Various types of strabismus
    • Congenital lacrimal duct stenosis
    • Congenital or juvenile cataract in children
    • Congenital or juvenile glaucoma in children
    • Eye defects
  • Diagnostics and treatment of corneal diseases, including corneal transplantation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of uveitis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the lacrimal duct
    • Wet eye syndrome
    • Dry eye syndrome
  • Retinal and vitreous surgery (vitrectomy)
    • Treatment of macular diseases
      • Epiretinal gliosis
      • Macular hole
    • Minimally invasive treatment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
    • Surgical and drug therapy in diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma
    • Diagnostic services
      • Intraocular pressure measurement (including PASCAL Dynamic Contour Tonometer)
      • Gonioscopy (imaging examination of the anterior chamber of the eye)
      • Visual field test (threshold perimetry)
      • Corneal thickness measurement (pachymetry)
      • Quantitative assessment of the optic nerve head (Heidelberg retinal tomography)
      • Retinal conditions (optical coherence tomography)
      • 24-hour intraocular pressure measurement
    • Therapeutic services
      • Selective trabeculoplasty
      • Trabeculectomy
      • Canaloplasty (I-TRACK and Onalene)
      • i-Stent
      • XEN gel drainage
      • Cyclodestructive techniques (cyclophotocoagulation, cyclocryocoagulation)
      • Drainage implants (Ahmed, Baerveldt)
      • Laser iridotomy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of eyelid diseases
    • Removal of benign and malignant eyelid tumors
    • Surgical eyelid correction
    • Reconstructive eyelid surgery
    • Cosmetic procedures
  • Artificial intraocular lens implantation
  • Surgical services
    • Vitreoretinal surgery
    • Corneal transplantation (perforating and lamellar)
    • Cancer surgery followed by plastic reconstruction
    • Glaucoma surgery
    • Cataract surgery
    • Treatment of eye injuries
    • Refractive surgery
    • Lacrimal duct surgery
    • Surgical correction of strabismus
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

  • 1990 - 1997 Study of Human Medicine in Leipzig.
  • 1993 - 2003 Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Erlangen.
  • 1999 PhD thesis defense.
  • 2003 Board certification in Ophthalmology (until 2005 working in Erlangen).
  • 2005 - 2011 Medical Specialist, Senior Physician, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Magdeburg.
  • 2008 Habilitation.
  • 2011 - 2016 Senior Physician, Leading Senior Physician, Professor for Ophthalmology, University Hospital Homburg/Saar.
  • Since February 2017 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Halle (Saale).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)