University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany


Diagnosis and surgical treatment of retinal degeneration with vitreoretinal surgery (program ID: 248333)


Thomas Hammer

Dr. med.

Thomas Hammer

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saalle) is a modern medical facility with deep roots in the scientific tradition of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. More than 100 years of the ophthalmic research make the Department the Center of Competence for eye diseases. The Department is headed by PD Dr. med. habil. Thomas Hammer. 

The Department at the University Hospital of Halle conducted numerous studies, for example, in the field of preservation and transplantation of the cornea, sparing techniques of eye surgery and medication issues. The patients benefit from the application of knowledge in practice, since the time of hospital stay, if any, is reduced significantly as well. 

The Department at the University Hospital of Halle (Saalle) is a leader in surgical treatment of eye diseases and injuries. The highly qualified doctors under the direction of PD Dr. med. habil. Thomas Hammer provide medical care to the patients of the Department of Ophthalmology in the state-of-the-art operating rooms. Since all major medical disciplines can be found under the same roof in the University Hospital of Halle (Saalle), there is ensured a comprehensive medical care of patients with concominant diseases or complex injuries.  

The medical services of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Halle under the direction of PD Dr. med. habil. Thomas Hammer:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the choroid and retina;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the optic nerves, disorders of eye movements, accommodation and refractive errors;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of conjunctiva diseases;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of lens diseases; 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body; 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the century and orbit; 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vitreous body and globe; 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the optic nerve and visual pathway;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of visual impairment and blindness; 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of other diseases of the eye and eye appendages;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of strabologic and neuroophthalmological diseases; 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the eye and eye appendages; 
  • Laser eye surgery;
  • Ophthalmic rehabilitation;
  • Plastic surgery.

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)
    • computer perimetry
    • Goldmann-perimetry
    • fluorescein angiography
    • thermography
    • capillary microscopy 
    • testing for optic nerve damage
    • tonometry
    • intraocular pressure measurement
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • retinal degeneration treatment with vitreoretinal surgery
  • 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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