University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Brachytherapy of retinoblastoma (program ID: 262465)


Gerd U. Auffarth

Prof. Dr. med.

Gerd U. Auffarth

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Leiter des David J. Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology, Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg (seit 2012)
  • Ernennung zum Präsidenten der Deutschsprachigen Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation und Refraktive Chirurgie (DGII) (03/2012)
  • Ernennung zum Ärztlichen Direktor der Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg (04/2011)
  • Ernennung zum Kommissarischen Ärztlichen Direktor der Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg (03/2009)
  • Zertifizierung des Forschungszentrums nach DIN EN ISO 9001-2000 und Umbenennung in International Vision Correction Research Centre (IVCRC) (08/2006)
  • Außerordentliche Professur für das Fach Augenheilkunde durch die Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, seit (05/2005)
  • Ernennung zum Leitenden Oberarzt der Abteilung Allgemeine Augenheilkunde und Poliklinik sowie zum stellvertretenden Geschäftsführenden Direktor der Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg (02/2004)
  • Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschsprachigen Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation und Refraktive Chirurgie (DGII) und Wahl zum Sekretär der Gesellschaft (02/2002)
  • Gründung/Leiter: Heidelberg IOL and Refractive Surgery Research Group (01/1999)
  • Privatdozent/Venia Legendi an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg (01/1999)
  • Facharzt für Augenheilkunde an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg, Deutschland (12/1996)
  • Forschungsstelle „Erbliche Netzhauterkrankungen“ der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg (10/1994-09/1995)
  • Postdoc-Stipendiat der  Max Kade Stiftung, New York, am „Center for Intraocular Lens Research“, Storm Eye Institute, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA (08/1992-09/1994)
  • Abschluss des Medizinstudiums an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen, Deutschland  (09/1983-06/1990)
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the most modern departments in Germany. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Gerd U. Auffarth. The Department offers modern high-tech diagnostic and surgical methods for conservative and ophthalmic surgical treatment, including modern laser surgery. The clinical focuses of the Department include strabismus treatment and neuroophthalmology, ophthalmic rehabilitation and treatment as well as surgical care of patients with other eye diseases.

In addition to the inpatient unit, the Department of Ophthalmology at the Heidelberg University Hospital has a big outpatient unit for outpatient surgical ophthalmology. The section for strabismus treatment and neuroophthalmology with the orthoptic center belonging to it cover the field of neuoroophthalmology and eye movement disorders. The section for ophthalmologic rehabilitation provides the patients suffering from vision impairment with a complex treatment and comprehensive counseling. The patients with hereditary retinal diseases as well as infants and children with vision impairments are also treated here. The section of refractive surgery (“See without glasses”) has opportunities for laser and microsurgical correction of ametropia.

The range of services of the Department of Ophthalmology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Gerd U. Auffarth includes, i.a.:

  • Cataract and intraocular lenses
  • Glaucoma
  • Diseases of the cornea and corneal translant
  • Keratoconus
  • Refractive surgery (“See without glasses”)
  • Strabismus treatment and neuroophthalmology
  • Vision disorders (dull sight)
  • Uveitis – inflammation of the vascular eye membrane 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination
  • CT / MRI of the head
  • brachytherapy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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