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Facilities performing Ophthalmology

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Eye diseases may affect the front part of the eye, such as the eyelid, conjunctiva or lens, or the rear section such as the retina or optic nerve. The function of the eye can be impaired by a malformation or refractive error such as an astigmatism. The eye may also be affected by systemic conditions: a rheumatic disease for example can dry out the mucous membranes in the eye, while diabetes can cause retinopathy. When treating diseases of the eye, ophthalmologists thus work closely together with specialists in other fields.

In Germany, the most common type of eye surgery – with over 650,000 procedures being performed each year – is cataract surgery. This involves replacing the lens affected by the cataract with an implant. Other ophthalmological procedures include glaucoma treatment and surgery of the cornea, vitreous body or retina. Surgery as an alternative to corrective lenses is also very popular, such as LASIK, PRK, LASEK and other types of laser surgery.

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Comprehensive medical care

Berlin – Centre of medical excellence

Berlin has a worldwide reputation for top-class medicine – boasting Europe's largest university hospital, the Charité, as well as an extensive network of first-rate research facilities and institutions. The German capital offers national and international patients the entire spectrum of modern medicine to treat any kind of medical condition. Working in accordance with German quality and service standards, more than 90 hospitals and some 9,200 doctors in general or specialist practices do their utmost every day to provide the best possible medical care. The growing number of international patients speaks volumes: Berlin can justifiably call itself Germany's “health capital”.

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