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Conservative treatment of diabetic retinopathy (maculopathy) (program ID: 239621)

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

location_on Hamburg, Germany
9.2/10 from 92 Votes
Specialized hospital
Martin Spitzer

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Spitzer

Specialized in: ophthalmology

The chief physician of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Martin Spitzer, specialist in ophthalmology. The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf offers diagnosis and treatment of all eye diseases in children and adults at the highest scientific level. This is the largest University Department of Ophthalmology in Northern Germany and therefore there is ensured high-quality treatment in all fields of ophthalmology. The treatment is provided by highly qualified specialists with academic degrees. There is performed a variety of operations in all fields of specialization. 
Thus, patients are ensured to receive treatment from experienced surgeons, who have been dealing with specific problems in the field of ophthalmology. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf covers all eye diseases:

  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal diseases
  • Cataract
  • Corneal diseases and refractive surgery
  • Plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • Orthoptic office

The main objective and motivation of all doctors of the Department is the earliest detection and treatment of eye diseases. Innovative treatment techniques, including small-incision surgery and laser surgery, state-of-the-art operating rooms as well as the highly qualified team of doctors under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Martin Spitzer ensure an optimal medical care to the patients of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • slit-lamp examination
    • optical coherence tomography OCT 
    • pupil function tests
    • ocular motility test
    • ophthalmoscopy
    • perimetry (visual field test)
    • computer perimetry
    • visometry (without correction and with correction)
    • keratometry
    • pachymetry
    • refractometry (objective, subjective, cycloplegic)
    • autorefractometry
    • non-contact tonometer
    • biomicroscopy
    • fluorescein angiography
    • photokeratoscopy
    • laser doppler retinal vessels
    • electron microscopy of retinal capillaries
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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