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University Hospital Münster

Muenster, Germany


Department of Ophthalmology


Nicole Eter

Prof. Dr. med.

Nicole Eter

Specialized in: ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Münster offers treatment in all fields of conservative and surgical ophthalmology for both outpatients and inpatients. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Nicole Eter, specialist in ophthalmology. The team of experienced specialists offers an extensive program of ophthalmic surgical treatment with the use of the latest research techniques and therapeutic approaches. 

In addition to the clinical activities, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Münster pays a considerable attention to the advanced training and retraining. The Department of Ophthalmology carries out clinical researches of such diseases as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, retinopathy of prematurity, inflammations and viral corneal infections. There are also studied mechanisms of retinal dystrophy, early detection of glaucoma and intralamellar keratoplasty.  

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Münster has its private eye bank for providing a high-quality donor cornea, if necessary. The eye bank was founded in 1995 due to the considerable financial contributions of Prof. Dr. Franz Josef Bender, former full professor of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Münster. The eye bank of the university Department of Ophthalmology in Münster belongs to the oldest eye banks of Germany. 

A professional team of doctors and medical staff under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Nicole Eter treats various eye diseases. These include:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Vision impairment (ametropia)
  • Glaucoma
  • Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD)
  • Eyelid disorders
  • Macular diseases (incl.)
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Fabry disease
  • Retinal diseases
  • Strabismus
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Diseases of the lachrymal passages
  • Eye tumors
  • Uveitis (inflammatory eye diseases)

The medical services of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Münster are:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eyelids, lachrymal apparatus and orbit 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye muscle disorders, eye movement disorders as well as accommodation and refractive errors of the eye
  • Diagnosis and treatment of strabological and neuro-ophthalmological diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of choroid and retinal diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vitreous body and globe
  • Plastic surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the conjunctiva
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lens
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye and eye appendage tumors 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the optic nerve and tract
  • Diagnosis and treatment of visual impairments and blindness
  • Ophthalmologic rehabilitation
  • Selection of tools for vision correction
  • Laser eye surgery

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