Matthias Maus
Sehkraft Ophtalmology Centers

Matthias Maus

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Wolfsstraße 16
50667 Cologne
Nearest airport: Cologne

Matthias Maus was born on July 13, 1956 in Krefeld. He studied medicine in Cologne, Vienna, Stellenbosch and Harvard. He completed his clinical education in Dortmund.

In 1991 he settled down as an operating ophthalmologist in the center of Cologne. In 1995 he founded together with Dr. Thomas Heiser, the Eye Center Mouse + Heiser, to be able to offer patients the entire spectrum of refractive surgery. He headed the refractive laser surgery division.

In 2007 he took over the sole management of the center, which now operates under the eye center mouse.

Matthias Maus is one of the first ophthalmologists in Germany who have devoted themselves very early and intensively to the refractive power-changing laser surgery. He now has the experience of more than 35,000 successful LASIK operations.

Since 1992 Mr. Maus has been working worldwide as an international LASIK trainer. In this role, he trains ophthalmologists both theoretically and practically in various methods of refractive laser surgery.

In 1992 he founded Visumed, the first and largest chain of eye laser centers in Germany to date, which he sold to Optical Express in 2007.

In 1992, he was a founding member of the Refractive Surgery Commission (KRC), which sets and controls quality and safety standards for refractive surgery and is responsible for the continuous training of your users.

From 1996 to 2003 he was a member of an international research group involved in the development of the most advanced laser system, the WaveLight Allegretto. The data collected at our center contributed significantly to regulatory approval by the US FDA. This constant research allows us permanent access to the latest technologies.

From 2000 to 2007 he was a member of the Management Board of Visumed AG.

Since 2003 he has been world ambassador for Alcon / Wavelight Laser Technologie AG.

Since 2003, Matthias Maus is Medical Advisory Board of the charitable organization "Vision for the World", which has set itself the goal of improving the care of serious eye diseases in developing countries in cooperation with medical professionals and industrial partners.

From 2005 to 2009 he was Medical Adviser to Real Eyes AG.

Matthias Maus regularly holds scientific lectures at the most important international congresses and is a member of many German and international specialist societies:

  • German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • Federal Association of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (BDOC)
  • Professional Association of Ophthalmologists (BVA)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Society of Catract and Refrac- tive Surgery ASCRS
  • American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery ACOS
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery ESCRS
  • DGII
  • ISRS
  • Association of German Contaktlinsenanpasser (VDC)

Main Focus

The classic LASIK treatment has been used successfully worldwide for over 20 years to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Since then, more than 85 million people have been treated.

Our ophtalmological center sehkraft specializes in individual femto-LASIK. The team around Matthias Maus has performed more than 35,000 interventions since 1991. Due to our technological equipment, we are able to make corrections that are not possible in other centers.

The treatment spectrum we offer is only available twice worldwide. It allows the correction of myopia to -12dpt, hyperopia to +6 dpt and astigmatism to 6 dpt, often over it. Worldwide, there are only a few centers that work at this level.

Paradigm shift in lens surgery

Refractive lens exchange is an excellent option for people who are not fit for LASIK because of severe ametropia or contra-indications, but who still want to be independent of glasses or contact lenses, or for patients who want simultaneous correction of ametropia and presbyopia.

Replacing the natural eye lens with a slightly smaller artificial lens is the most common and successful treatment in ophthalmic surgery. Thus, the procedure is extremely safe and standardized.


Phake lenses are implanted to preserve the body's own lens and are an option for people whose lens has not yet lost the ability to accommodate and who are not fit for LASIK due to severe ametropia or contraindications. With these lenses we can precisely correct myopia up to -18.0 dioptres, hyperopia up to +10.0 diopters and, in the toric variant, additionally astigmatism up to -6.0 dioptres.

With this method, the contact lens, which permanently corrects your refractive error, is not placed on the cornea as usual, but is implanted directly into the eye. Since your natural eye lens is preserved, the ability of the eye to adapt to near objects (accommodation) also continues to function.

Multifocal lenses

Today, modern multifocal lenses enable a high degree of independence from the glasses thanks to their special optical design. These lenses have two to three focal points, making it possible for the patient to see clearly both in the distance and in the vicinity, and usually no longer needs glasses immediately after the operation. Trifocal lenses also provide the patient with good intermediate-level vision.

Initially, multifocal lenses were used exclusively for cataracts. But the special lens optics provides such a good contrast and low glare sensitivity that it has since been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of short or long-sighted and / or presbyopic patients. Now even people who are not eligible for a LASIK can fulfill the dream of a life without glasses.

The optics of the multifocal lens used by sehkraft combines the advantages of optical principles that were previously only used separately. Thus, the quality of vision becomes e.g. optimized using the so-called apodization. This technical innovation is used in microscopy and creates smooth image transitions from near to far-end or vice versa, minimizing stray light effects and increasing the luminous efficacy to more than 90 percent. Even the smallest letters can be deciphered again and familiar faces across the street are easily recognized.

Toric lenses

The innovative surface shape of the toric lens allows not only correction of short-sightedness or farsightedness, but also astigmatism of the cornea. After a special preliminary examination, the individual calculation of the artificial lenses front and back surface takes place. The refractive power of the lens is individually selected for each eye meridian. These lenses are basically made to measure individually.

The use of such a lens is thus more than a purely medical procedure in the presence of cataracts. Because by the liberation of the glasses you gain a piece of quality of life.

Aspherical lenses

Another group of state-of-the-art lenses are the so-called aspherical lenses. They are compared to the standard lens of significantly higher optical quality. The special optical effect of such lenses is achieved by a special lens geometry. This causes the lens in your course from the inside out more and more flattens.

The result of this optimization is that incident light rays are focused with the highest precision and they meet at a point on the retina, resulting in a sharper image than with a standard lens. In everyday practice, therefore, you can achieve better contrast and night vision with an aspherical lens


Correction of presbyopia without compromise

The implantation of the KAMRA Inlay is an excellent method for correcting presbyopia or presbyopia. By implanting the inlay in the non-dominant eye, its depth of field is increased so that a high degree of independence from the reading glasses is achieved without impairing the view into the distance.

The KAMRA inlay was formerly known as the AcuFocus corneal implant. Due to the good results it was approved in 2005 as KAMRA inlay in Europe (CE certified). Since then, KAMRA has been continuously developed and perfected. Meanwhile, more than 20,000 inlays have been implanted with excellent results. We have been monitoring developments closely and are so confident in the efficacy and safety of the process that we included it in our treatment portfolio in 2011. Meanwhile, we do most of the operating theaters in Europe.

Compared to other presbyopia treatments, the KAMRA Inlay:

  • excellent visual quality without optical distortions
  • unrestricted stereo vision
  • perfect view even in the distance, which is even improved in the presence of myopia

With optical incompatibility, the ring can be easily removed at any time and the eye is in the same condition as before the procedure.

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