According to the data of the unions of ophthalmologists, the most frequent causes for the lost of sight are age-related macular degeneration (65%), glaucoma (28%), and diabetic retinopathy (27%). In 75% of cases blindness can be prevented with the help of precaution and early treatment. Ophthalmology in Germany involves all advanced technology and the latest ways and methods of laser eye surgery in accordance with the latest scientific standards and the results of clinical trials.
The ophthalmic treatment in Germany is considered to be one of the most successful not only in Europe but in the whole world as well. This success is promoted by a high level of investments made by the government of Germany into the development of medicine as well as constant research activities of the German Ophthalmological Society, other unions and research groups. They permanently improve the present treatment methods, work out and test new approaches to diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases.
German ophthalmologists won the recognition as ones of the best in the world. In the ophthalmology clinics of Germany, all the conditions for conservative and surgical treatment of different eye diseases with the usage of most advanced equipment and technology have been created. In such clinics, modern kinds of lasers are often used for treatment of eye diseases.
One of the most common ophthalmic problem is cataract. In the modern ophthalmology clinics in Germany, therap of cataract is conducted using phacoemulsification (the microsurgical technique to eliminate cataract, when a special needle is used to destroy the lens nucleus, which performs high-frequency oscillations, and microsurgical instruments) as well as intraocular lens implantation. The use of artificial lenses produced with the help of modern technology to treat cataract helps avoid the distortion of vision. Meanwhile, microsurgical operations allow to eliminate cataract with a low injury rate. Cataract surgery in the ophthalmology centers in Germany costs from 3 thousand euro.
The treatment of glaucoma needs medical professionalism and availability of the necessary technical equipment. The specialists of ophthalmology clinics in Germany can not only effectively treat this disease, but are also good at preventing it. For many patients corneal transplantation is the only chance not to lose sight entirely.
Retinal diseases. The main purpose of the retina is to process the image seen and send it through the optic nerve to the brain. The timely treatment of retinal detachment, macular degeneration, vascular occlusion and diabetic retinopathy can save from total blindness. Very laborious surgery in the middle of the retina often help people regain the ability to read.
Correction of defects by laser (shortsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia). Ophthalmology clinics in Germany have vast experience in the field of refractive and intraocular surgery. Laser vision correction by the LASIK method is used to improve shortsightedness up to about -10.0 diopters, farsightedness – up to about +4.0 diopters, astigmatism – up to 4.0 diopters. Patients with ametropia, beyond the specified frame, are offered other methods of vision correction, for example, the implantation of intraocular lenses or lens replacement for intraocular lenses. Laser correction of one eye costs from 2.500 euro (the Keratom-Lasik method) or from 3.500 euro using the Femto-Lasik method.
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