University Eye Center at Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
Prof. Dr. med. Lutz E. Pillunat
THE UNIVERSITY EYE CENTRE IS ONE OF THE LEADING DEPARTMENTS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY IN EUROPE. ALL AREAS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY ARE COVERED AND PRACTISED BY WELL-TRAINED EXPERTS IN DIFFERENT SUBSPECIALITIES.
Beside refined diagnostic skills, the department with 110 employees including 25 physicians and scientists, offers all surgical procedures performed in ophthalmology. In 2002 we performed 4600 major surgical operations and about 5000 Laser procedures. Areas of special include:
The glaucoma centre offers the most refined techniques for glaucoma diagnosis including laser scanning optic nerve head analysis, retinal nerve fiber layer analysis, early damage detection by short-wavelength perimetry and frequency doubling perimetry. Furthermore, the glaucoma centre offers Europe's bestequipped diagnostic center for disorders of ocular blood flow in glaucoma. We offer measurements of total ocular blood flow by pneumotonography, diagnostic colour doppler imaging of retrobulbar vessels, analysis of capillary optic nerve head blood flow by Laser Doppler flowmetry, measurement of retinal capillary blood flow by laser scanning doppler flowmetry, and the analysis of vessel regulation by continous digital retinal vessel analysis.
Pediatric ophthalmology and neuroophthalmology
The centre for pediatric ophthalmology is specializes in the surgical treatment of congenital disorders such as congenital glaucoma, congenital cataracts and congenital disorders of the eyelids. Patient care is handled in an interdisciplinary fashion together with the department of pediatrics. Special interdisciplinary care is taken in children with uveiitis and in newborn children suffering from a retinopathy of prematurity.
The centre for refractive surgery offers all currently available diagnostic and therpeutic options. These include corneal refractive surgery (Lasik, PRK, INTACTS), clear lens extraction, antiastimatic keratotomy, phacic lens implantation (ICL), multifocal lens implantation.
Corneal refractive surgery is performed by using the most refined Excimer laser systems, which were newly installed in 2003. A corneal topography controlled LASIK is available, as well as an aberrometric approach.
Ocular Blood Flow Center
Disorders of ocular blood flow are quite common nowadays, as many diseases like diabetes, arterial hypertension or malnutrition occur more frequently with greater life expectation.
The ocular blood flow centre offers the complete spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for disorders of oular circulation.