Diagnosis - Ophthalmology

Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a group of disorders of the eye which result in damage to the optic nerve, thereby reducing sight. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness. The cause of damage to the optic nerve is usually abnormally high pressure inside the eyeball (intraocular pressure). Glaucoma often advances so slowly that individuals do not notice that their sight is diminishing and this first becomes apparent at an advanced stage of the disease.  An early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma is therefore important and these are generally only made possible through regular visits to an eye doctor.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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Iritis

Iritis is an inflammation of the iris, the coloured ring of tissue that surrounds the pupil in the eye.  Iritis can be either acute or chronic, with acute iritis being much easier to treat.  Chronic iritis can take much longer to treat and it is associated with a higher risk of serious visual damage.  Symptoms of iritis may include pain and redness in the eye, pain that occurs when light shines into the affected eye, motion sickness and blurred vision.  While the exact cause of iritis is unknown, it often arises secondary to other conditions such as eye trauma, various autoimmune disorders, eye infections and certain cancers.  If left untreated, iritis can result in blindness.  Therefore symptoms of iritis should be taken seriously and treated promptly.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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Keratoconus

Keratoconus occurs when the central zone of the cornea - the dome-shaped front surface of the eye - thins out.  Over time this results in a cone-shaped bulging in the front of the eye which can then significantly impair visual function.  Keratoconus typically begins during adolescence and progresses over the course of approximately 10 years, affecting both eyes.  Males and females appear to be equally affected by keratoconus.  Early signs of keratoconus are blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light and headaches.  In the early stages of keratoconus, treatment with spectacles is successful in correcting the visual disorder.  With progression of keratoconus, rigid contact lenses may be required to correct the increasingly irregular surface of the cornea.  In some cases, surgery may also be required to correct keratoconus.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

    Show Hospital

  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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