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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

location_on Hamburg, Germany
9.2/10 from 92 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology (229493)

Martin Spitzer

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Spitzer

Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf offers the full range of highly accurate diagnostics and modern treatment of ophthalmic diseases in patients of all age groups. The competence of the department's doctors also covers emergency care for patients with eye pathologies and injuries. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Martin Spitzer.

The department has 65 beds for inpatient treatment. The advanced technical equipment, modern infrastructure and high professionalism of doctors contribute to the fact that the department has a reputation as one of the leading German departments in the field of its specialization.

The department annually performs more than 7,000 surgical interventions, including 100 corneal transplantations. Many procedures are performed using innovative laser technologies, which significantly speeds up the process of patient recovery. The department annually diagnoses and treats about 6,000 inpatients and more than 25,000 outpatients.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of cataract
    • Implantation of toric lenses
    • Implantation of Add-on lenses Implantation of multifocal lenses
  • Diagnostics and treatment of aphakia (congenital or acquired absence of the lens)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of aniridia (absence of the iris)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma
    • Diagnostic examinations
      • Inpatient intraocular pressure measurement
      • Goldmann applanation tonometry
      • Corneal thickness determination (pachymetry)
      • Visual field testing
      • Optic nerve examination using Heidelberg Retinal Tomography
      • Optic nerve examination using optical coherence tomography
      • Retinal measurement using GDx system
    • Therapeutic options
      • Laser therapy
        • Сyclophotocoagulation
        • Selective laser trabeculoplasty
      • Surgical techniques
        • Deep sclerectomy
        • Canaloplasty
        • Trabectome surgery
        • Installation of implants and stents (Hydrus-Stent, iStent, CyPass, Ventile)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of corneal diseases
    • Corneal diseases
      • Keratoconus
      • Keratitis
      • Corneal opacity in Fuchs' dystrophy
    • Diagnostic examinations
      • Keratoscopy (corneal surface topography)
      • Endothelial imaging
      • Pachymetry
      • Corneal confocal microscopy
    • Therapeutic options
      • Perforation keratoplasty
      • Refractive eye surgery
  • Plastic and aesthetic surgery
    • Aesthetic eyelid correction (for example, drooping eyelids)
  • Pleoptics and orthoptics
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of strabismus in adults and children
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of eye movement disorders
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of head tilt
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of amblyopia
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of monocular vision
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Scientific Background

  • 2016 Head and Full Professor of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.
  • 2012 Extraordinary Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • 2010 Habilitation, Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen.
  • 2008 German board certification in Ophthalmology.
  • 2008 Diploma of the European Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology.
  • 2006 United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), Step 3.
  • 2004 Graduation thesis, Institute of Pathology, Technical University of Munich.
  • 2003 ECFMG Certificate, USMLE Step 1 (258/99), Step 2 (252/99), Clinical Skill Assessment.
  • 1996 - 2003 Study of Medicine, Technical University of Munich and University of Regensburg), multiple externships in the USA and Great Britain.

Professional Career

  • Since 11.2016 Head and Full Professor of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.
  • 01.2013 - 10.2016 Deputy Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • 01.2010 - 12.2012 Senior Attending Physician, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • 2009 Attending Physician and Research Group Leader, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Tuebingen.
  • 2003 - 2008 Residency, Department of
  • Ophthalmology, University Hospital Tuebingen.

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