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Prof. Dr. med. Gerd U. Auffarth

Ophthalmologist

Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg - Germany

  • Prof. Dr. med. Gerd U. Auffarth is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Germany.
  • Presently, he is practcing in the Department of Ophthalmology at  Heidelberg University Hospital.
  • Particularly, he is expertise in cataract surgery, femto-laser assisted cataract surgery, premium IOLs, refractive surgery, LASIK laser eye surgery, LASEK laser eye surgery, corneal diseases, keratoplasty, corneal crosslinking, uveitis, glaucoma surgery, retinal surgery, and neuroophthalmology.
  • He is also Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology.

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Cataract Surgery Abroad A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision to get worse with the time. Cataract can start to appear at 50 or 60 years but should not cause vision problems until 70 or 80 years old. As a consequence, if is not treated it can lead to blindness, and surgical treatment is among the most involved solutions. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens of the eye, also known as a "crystalline lens", which is where the cataract

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Cornea Transplant abroad Cornea is the transparent part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. It is responsible for refracting the light to enable us to see. Cornea is made up of 5 different layers, each performing a unique function such as absorbing nutrients and oxygen from tears & preventing any foreign object from entering the eye. It thus protects the parts of eye from being damaged due to minor abrasions. Deeper abrasions can cause scarring in the cornea, whic

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Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment abroad Diabetic retinopathy is the complication occurred to eyes due to diabetes. In this the light-sensitive tissue’s blood vessel are damaged. It may not show any symptoms at first or only mild vision problems. But this can lead to blindness. Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic patients are more prone to it.

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Glaucoma Examination abroad Glaucoma is a group of disease that relates to damaging of optic nerve. Optic nerve is the bundle of nerve fibers which are at the back of the ere. They transmit visual message from retina to brain. To avoid the glaucoma, it is important to get your eyes checked for glaucoma by an ophthalmologist.  It becomes important when you carry some known risk factors, like family history of the disease. Test becomes important so that it can be diagnosed early, a

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Glaucoma Treatment abroad Depending on the extent and severity of the condition in individual patients, there are various avenues of treatment available for glaucoma. These include medication (such as eye drops), laser surgery, and microsurgery. If diagnosed early enough, glaucoma can be managed using medicated eye drops. Most glaucoma eye drops need to be taken a few times per day, and ease symptoms by either reducing the amount of fluid produced by the eye, or increasing drainage. In e

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It is a surgical procedure which involves replacing diseased cornea with an artificial cornea. This surgery helps in restoration of vision, suffering from damaged cornea. Keratoprosthesis involves usage of artificial cornea instead of a new one.  They are made up of clear plastic. They have excellent tissue tolerance and optical properties. They come in various design, size and even the implantation techniques.  This is performed by ophthalmologist. Types; Boston keratoprost

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Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK) treatments abroad What is LASEK laser eye surgery? LASEK (laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy) is a surgical procedure which uses a laser to correct common vision problems such as shortsightedness (myopia), longsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism . LASEK laser eye surgery combines the techniques of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted In situ keratomileusis (LASIK) . According to recent figures, LASEK treatment has been shown to have a 7

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Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) treatments abroad What is LASIK? LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis) is an in demand form of laser eye surgery, used to cure myopia (near-sightedness), hypermetropia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism (an uneven curvature of the cornea surface). More than 95% of patients who go for LASIK treatment find their vision is at the desired level after treatment, and that they no longer need corrective glasses or contact lenses. For those whose eyesight does not improve

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Refractive Eye Surgery treatments abroad,

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