University Hospital Ulm

Ulm, Germany

Surgical treatment of corneal damage with corneal transplantation (program ID: 235645)

Gerhard K. Lang

Prof. Dr. med.

Gerhard K. Lang

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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Since its opening, the ophthalmology clinic at Ulm University Clinic and the whole team of its doctors are continuously focusing their efforts on the optimal treatment of patients. As a university clinic, it is committed to continuous updating and improvement of services offered in accordance with the latest word in science and technology through continuous investments.

Ophthalmology Clinic with its 55 beds in the clinic serves about 3,500 clinic patients per year and about 20,000 outpatients. The Ophthalmology Clinic covers the entire range of services, both operational and conservative treatment, for eye diseases. The main objectives of the clinic in the operational plan is cataract surgery, refractive surgery technique for PRK, LASEK, Epi-LASEK, femto-LASIK, LASIK, surgical treatment of glaucoma (SLT, laser treatment for glaucoma, filtering surgeries) and vitreoretinal surgery. The department for conservative retinology holds a special place in the field of conservative ophthalmology. It is intended for diagnostics and treatment of maculopathy, retinal diseases and choroidal. It also carried out the retinal laser surgeries, photodynamic therapy and intravitreal injection. In the foreground of the clinic work and clinical studies in the field of conservative retinology are the issues of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

To adapt to the magnifying optical devices, the Ophthalmological Clinic has an orthoptic office and an outpatient clinic for people with visual impairment. The clinic is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and meets the requirements of the European Council of Ophthalmology.


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
  • corneal transplantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Ulm University Clinic is one of five university clinics in Baden-Württemberg and a clinic with the highest level of services in Germany, which offers the university medicine of the highest level to the population of Ostwürttemberg, Donau/Iller and  Bodensee-Oberschwaben.

The patients who live far outside these regions also trust the skills of the highly qualified team of doctors with international reputation, competent and  compassionate medical staff, as well as specialists of the technical service  and laboratories. Ulm University Clinic provides interdisciplinary medical services of the highest class, which combines patient care, research and education. Thus, the new scientific knowledge is quickly implemented in diagnostics and treatment. The highly qualified doctors and nurses ensure round the clock care for the patients' health. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st. 192,000 cases per quarter are dealt with by nearly 6,000 physicians and staff. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st.  

The clinic offers a full range of medical care in Germany. Specialized areas which have received wide recognition. Ulm University Clinic also has an excellent reputation far beyond the borders of Germany and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of foreign patients. The Clinic is pleased to welcome the patients from all over the world, seeking treatment in Germany and taking advantage of the high standards of scientific research, medical treatment and patient care.

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.