University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Diagnostics of glaucoma (program ID: 239639)

Maren Klemm

Prof. Dr. med.

Maren Klemm

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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The Department of Ophthalmology offers diagnosis and treatment of all eye diseases for adults and children on a high scientific level. It is by far the largest university eye clinic in northern Germany. This ensures that treatment can be done by highly qualified scientists and specialists in all areas of ophthalmology. A large number of operations in different areas are also conducted each year. And this ensures that patients are treated by experienced surgeons who have dealt with a specific problem in the field of ophthalmology for several years.


Main focus of the Department of Ophthalmology includes diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, diagnosis and treatment of choroid and retina diseases, diagnosis and treatment of eye muscles diseases, disorder of binocular movement and accommodation and refractive errors, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of conjunctiva, lens, cornea, eyelid, lacrimal system, orbit, vitreous humor, eyeball, optic nerve and visual pathway, diagnosis and treatment of impaired vision and blindness, diagnosis and treatment of eye tumors and ophthalmologic rehabilitation.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • gonioscopy
    • optical coherence tomography OCT 
    • slit-lamp examination
    • 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
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating clinics, polyclinics and institutes in 14 medical centers. The Hospital ranks No. 7 in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 and has 1,346 beds in all. Annually takes the UKE approximately 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatients. There are 2,400 physicians and scientists among more than 9,600 employees. And 3,100 employees work as nurse or therapist.  Research priorities of the UKE are neurosciences, oncology and health services research.

The Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf has a long tradition in the medical treatment of international patients. For many years, patients come from all over the world in order to be treated by renowned professors and doctors. In Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, international patients can receive the same medical services as German patients.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.