Special Clinical Focus
- Eyelid correction
- Corneal transplantation (DMEK, DSAEK, DALK)
- Perforating keratoplasty
- Refractive surgery
- Ophthalmological oncology / eyelids
Dr Ulrich Schaudig is the Senior Consultant of the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Asklepios Hospital, Barmbek. The Hamburg Ophthalmology Clinic, headed by Dr Schaudig, is one of the largest in the north German region. Here, the entire range of ophthalmology conditions is treated and all established and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are provided. The conditions treated by the specialist ophthalmologist in Hamburg include, for example cataract, glaucoma, conditions of the eyelid, conditions of the cornea and corneal transplantation, as well as retinopathy of the newborn. The particular emphases of the Hamburg Ophthalmology Clinic are lacrimal duct surgery, macular surgery and vitreous body surgery. The Hamburg Ophthalmology Clinic also provides orthoptic services.
For certain conditions, such as vitreous haemorrhage, retinal detachment or diabetic retinal conditions, Dr Schaudig must perform a vitrectomy, if necessary. This means that the specialist ophthalmologist in Hamburg must remove the vitreous body with the aid of a microscope and fine instruments. He can now perform laser treatment on the affected retina, if required, or fill the vitreous body with gas or a silicone oil in order to support healing.
If, after a thorough examination, the specialist ophthalmologist in Hamburg determines that the patient is suffering from epiphora, possibly as a consequence of recurrent conjunctival inflammation, Dr Schaudig may recommend surgery on the tear duct in order to remove a stenosis (narrowing) of the tear duct. Several procedures are available for this at the Hamburg Ophthalmology Clinic, depending on the cause of the stenosis, such as the 3-Snip technique for widening the tear duct, the use of a very fine drill (microdrill dacryoplasty), transcutaneous dacryocystorhinostomy, to create a new outflow path or to introduce a prosthetic lacrimal duct.
Pathological changes in the macula, the area of the retina where the vision is the sharpest, lead to a deterioration in the visual acuity. Since different causes may underlie these conditions, thorough examinations are performed at the Hamburg Ophthalmology Clinic. Today, many macular conditions (macular degeneration), which can emerge with increasing age, can be treated by Dr Schaudig. For this, it is necessary that the vitreous body is first of all removed. In the next step, the cause of the macular condition is removed. Macular surgery at the Hamburg Ophthalmology Clinic is an in-patient procedure and is generally performed under a local anaesthetic. Since older patients are frequently affected by macular degeneration, as a rule, the specialist ophthalmologist in Hamburg performs the removal of the victory's body simultaneously with a cataract procedure.
Selected expert in the specialist field Ophthalmology