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Surgical treatment of congenital glaucoma with total or basal iridectomy (program ID: 223409)

University Hospital Würzburg

location_on Würzburg, Germany
9.2/10 from 38 Votes
Specialized hospital
Jost Hillenkamp

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jost Hillenkamp

Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Würzburg offers the treatment of visual impairment, as well as other diseases of the eyeball, optic nerve, retina and adjacent soft tissues. The department has state-of-the-art equipment and advanced experience, thanks to which it provides optimal conditions not only for the most accurate and comprehensive diagnostics, but also for innovative, effective treatment. For this purpose, it uses minimally invasive laser treatment methods combined with modern computer capabilities. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jost Hillenkamp.

The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of glaucoma and retinal diseases. For the treatment of glaucoma, it offers all the modern micro-invasive methods using stent implantation, laser, and microcatheter. Special attention is also paid to macular diseases. The department's special scope is the operative treatment of macular hemorrhages using special imaging techniques. There are also available innovative medicines, which, for example, inhibit the development of the wet macular degeneration.

The department is the recognized Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology. In the interdisciplinary cooperation, department's pediatric ophthalmologists offer the prevention, timely diagnostics, and treatment of both congenital and acquired eye diseases in children. The department has one of the few Cornea Banks in Germany. Therefore, it successfully treats all corneal disease, such as burns, injuries, curvatures. To this end, the doctors use laser and ultraviolet radiation, as well as corneal replacement with transplants or stem cells.

The diagnostic and therapeutic range of the department includes the following options:

  • Retinal and vitreous diseases
    • Examination of the retina and vitreous body
    • Age-related macular degeneration and other types of degeneration
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • Retinal detachment
    • Retinal vascular occlusion
    • Choroid tumors
    • Rare retinal diseases
    • Surgical treatment methods
  • Inflammation of the inner part of the eye
  • Glaucoma
    • Penetrating glaucoma surgery
    • Non-penetrating glaucoma surgery
    • Surgery of the anterior chamber angle
    • Drainage implantation
  • Tear ducts
    • Endoscopy of the tear ducts using dacryoplasty
    • Congenital tear duct stenosis 
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy
    • Canaliculoplasty
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
    • Amblyopia
    • Retinopathy of prematurity
    • Visual impairment and blindness
  • Treatment of strabismus and neuro-ophthalmology
    • Strabismus
    • Nystagmus (eye twitching)
  • Endocrine ophthalmopathy
  • Cataract
    • Minimally invasive lens replacement
    • Secondary cataract
    • Special lenses
  • Refractive surgery
    • LASIK and PRK
    • Refractive lens exchange
    • Selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Diseases of the eyelids and orbits
    • Eyelid deformities
    • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
    • Tumors of the eyelid and orbit
    • Upper eyelid drooping (ptosis)
  • And other diagnostic and therapeutic options
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • ophthalmoscopy
    • gonioscopy
    • pachymetry
    • perimetry (visual field test)
    • computerperimetry
    • Goldmann-primetry
    • fluorescein angiography
    • thermography
    • capillary microscopy 
    • testing for optic nerve damage
    • tonometry
    • intraocular pressure measurement
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • treatment of congenital glaucoma with total or basal iridectomy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • full board clinic stay in 2-bed room 
  • cost of required medications
  • nursing staff services
  • elaboration of further recommendations
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