University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany

Treatment of keratoconus with corneal transplantation (program ID: 251987)

Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt

Prof. Dr. med.

Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Wissenschaftlicher und beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1982 – 1988 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz
  • 1988 – 1990 Weiterbildung zum Facharzt für Augenheilkunde an der Augenklinik des Krankenhauses Evangelisches Stift, Koblenz (Leitung: Dr. D. Brambring, Dr. P. Schmitz-Valckenberg)
  • 1990 – 1992 Weiterbildung zum Facharzt für Augenheilkunde am Zentrum für Augenheilkunde, Universität Köln (Geschäftsführender Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. G.K. Krieglstein, Prof. Dr. med. K. Heimann, Prof. Dr. med. W. Rüssmann)
  • 1992 – 1996 Oberarzt am Zentrum für Augenheilkunde, Universität Köln
  • 1996 – 1999 Leitender Oberarzt und Vertreter des Direktors der Abteilung für Netzhautund Glaskörperchirurgie, Professor Dr. med. K. Heimann
  • Januar 1998 “venia legendi” in Augenheilkunde - Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Köln
  • Seit 2000 Direktor der Abteilung für Erkrankungen der vorderen und hinteren Augenabschnitte (Nachfolge Thiel & Kreissig) an der Eberhard-KarlsUniversität Tübingen
  • Seit 2003 Stellvertretender Leitender Ärztlicher Direktor des Universitätsklinikums Tübingen
  • 2004 - 2012 Präsident der Retinologischen Gesellschaft
  • Seit 2007 Ärztlicher Direktor der Universitäts-Augenklinik
  • Seit 2009 Mitglied der Sachverständigenkommission beim Institut für medizinische und pharmazeutische Prüfungsfragen
  • Seit 2013 Mitglied des geschäftsführenden Präsidiums der DOG als Vizepräsident
  • Seit 2014 Präsident der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft (DOG)
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Tubingen was built in 1909 and since 1994 it has been rebuilt and modernized. Now it has 75 beds in four stations. Four modern operating rooms are available for eye-operations. Nearly 6,000 patients are treated in the Department of Ophthalmology on the inpatient basis every year. The medical director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt.

The priority areas of the Department are the ambulances and special ambulances. 60,000 patients are provided with the qualified medical care every year. The Department of Ophthalmology offers the whole range of diagnosis and treatment of diseases of eyes, ocular adnexals, optic nerves and visual pathways.

The highly qualified specialists of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Tubingen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt have the most advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques and maintain an intensive multidisciplinary cooperation with other departments of the University Hospital Tubingen: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Radiation Therapy, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery.

The treatment focuses of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Tubingen are:

  • Surgical treatment of retinal detachment
  • Treatment of intraocular tumors
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and strabology
  • Complex trauma surgery
  • Surgery of the eyelids and eye sockets
  • Macular surgery
  • Surgery of the lachrymal ducts.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • 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
    • photokeratoscopy
  • preoperative care
  • corneal transplantation
  • 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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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
Total costs:

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