Diagnosis and surgical treatment of retinal detachment with retinal cells transplantation (program ID: 235647)

University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.7/10 from 83 Votes
Specialized hospital
Gerhard Lang

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Gerhard Lang

Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The 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
    • 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
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • retinal cells transplantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations

Required documents:

  • Medical records
  • Optical coherence tomography (if available)
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About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Ulm offers the full range of services in this field. It provides diagnostics and treatment of all diseases of the anterior (eyelids, cornea, lens) and posterior (retina, choroid, optic nerve head) eye segment, pathologies of the appendages of the eyes. The department has advanced treatment methods, which provide effective results and eliminate vision problems. Of particular interest is corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) on the basis of the in-house Eye Bank. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Lang.

The department is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and makes every effort to maintain high quality medical care.

An important focus of the department's work is the diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases and visual impairments in children. Most often, pediatric ophthalmologists have to deal with pathologies, such as strabismus (all forms, including heterophoria), amblyopia, eyeball diseases, neurological diseases with eye lesion, and nystagmus. Children are treated by highly competent doctors, who have in their arsenal all the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Keratoplasty (corneal transplantation)
  • Retinal surgery
    • Laser interventions
    • Retinal cryocoagulation
    • Correction of retinal tears in retinal detachment
    • Vitrectomy (removal of the vitreous body)
  • Cataract surgery
    • Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS)
    • Implantation of intraocular lenses
      • Standard lenses (monofocal, aspherical)
      • Special lenses (multifocal, toric)
  • Eyelid surgery in the case of
    • Dermatochalasis
    • Ptosis
    • Entropion and ectropion 
    • Eyelid tumors
  • Lacrimal duct surgery in the case of
    • Congenital obstruction of the lacrimal canal (dacryostenosis)
    • Acquired obstruction of the lacrimal canal
  • Correction of eye movement disorders
  • Strabology and pediatric ophthalmology
    • Diagnostic options
      • Determination of the visual acuity, stereoscopic vision, eye position and mobility
      • Determination of the strabismus angle 
      • Examination of the anterior and posterior segment of the eye
      • Eye examination with skiascopy and auto refractometer (for the selection of glasses)
      • Pupillometry (determination of the size and mobility of the pupil)
      • Electrophysiological examination to test retinal function
      • Eye examinations under anesthesia
      • Ultrasound examinations
    • Therapeutic options
      • Prescription of glasses and prismatic glasses for adults and children
      • Selection of contact lenses for children and adults
      • Regulation of occlusive therapy in children
      • Outpatient and inpatient interventions on ocular muscles
      • Lacrimal duct probing and irrigation in children under general anesthesia
  • Other medical services

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Ulm 

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