Appointments and contact

Please postpone your appointment by telephone, in case you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have health risk factors for Coronavirus. If possible, all patient companions should remain outside of the clinic. Please keep a reasonable security distance with other patients. In order to provide security against the Coronavirus outbreak, we ask for your comprehension.

Appointment hours:

Monday 7.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 18.00
Thuesday 7.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 7.30 – 12.00  
Thursday 7.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 17.00
Friday 7.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 16.00


Tel.: +49 (0) 34 21 - 90 25 52

Augenarztpraxis am Glacis
Bahnhofstraße 4
D-04860 Torgau
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We beg you to visit our clinic only after a telephonic appointment.
In case of an emergency outside of our working hours, please contact the medical duty service at 116 117.

Diagnostics and treatment

Our modern clinic offers diverse diagnostic and treatment options. Our purpose is to provide our patients with the best care possible. In order to reach this goal, we rely on modern equipment and a very qualified team. We are specialized in:

  • Visual testing and correction of visual deffects.
  • Examination of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye using laser and ultrasound.
  • Retina examinations with OCT.

Children and visual assesments.

In our „Sehschule“ we test the visual development of children. We also test strabismus and eye muscle problems for adults. We provide assesments of visual impairment.

Eye surgery

In our modern surgical facilities, located right here in the clinic, we perform circa 90% of our surgical procedures. We offer:

  • Microsurgery of cataracts (with ultrasound techniques or laser) as well as Glaucoma
  • Minimally invasive retina and vitreous surgery
  • Intravitral injections for macula diseases
  • Surgery for lids, lacrimal ducts, tumors and strabismus

Our Team

Our ophthalmological group practice, consisting of six experienced specialists and a top team of trained staff, offers modern ophthalmology in a pleasant atmosphere and a location which is easy to reach by car and public transport.

We treat a large number of patients, children as well as adults of all ages, using state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy procedures.

Of the approximately 2,000 operations we perform annually, over 80% are carried out on an out-patient basis in our OP department on the premises – thanks to our modern equipment and technologies, while the remainder are performed in our in-patient clinic in the “Kreiskrankenhaus „Johann Kentmann“ Torgau gGmbH.” District Hospital in Torgau.

Our activities focus on the individual. Based on state-of-the-art equipment technologies, a wealth of experience as well as “time for the patient”, we endeavour to be effective for the sake of our patients’ health – both in case of illness and preventative examinations and consultations.

About our name

The city park in Torgau is called the "Glacis" (pronounced [ɡlaˈsiː]), and our practice is located close by the park. The name comes from the French and means "slope", and particularly refers to the ground that slopes away in front of fortifications. Between 1811 and 1813, Torgau was developed into one of the largest fortresses in Germany on the orders of Emperor Napoleon. Following its defortification in the 1890s, the city park was created on this site, which incorporates the old town and still bears the French name.

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The previous history of our practice

For over 65 years, we have fostered a close intertwining of out- and in-patient care:

  • 1946 Initial setting up of an ophthalmological department at the Torgau hospital by Dr. Pomränke
  • 1961 – 1988 Dr. W. Schmerse as successor to Dr. Pomränke
  • 1975 Dr. F. Henjes from Cottbus to Torgau and collaboration with Dr. Schmerse
  • 1982 Dr. Henjes Director of the Ophthalmic Department of the District Hospital and the Torgau Policlinic
  • 1986 Dipl. Med. G. Hessel from Leipzig to Torgau
  • 1992 Founding of the ophthalmological group practice with the in-patient clinic in the Torgau hospital (Dr. F. Henjes / Dipl. Med. G. Hessel)
  • 2006 Specialist doctor Melchert joins the group practice
  • 2010 Dr. Ksinsik joins the group practice
  • 2014 FA Jorge Alain De Alba Castilla joins the group practice
  • 2018 DM G. Hessel dedicates entirely to private cases
  • 01.04.2020 DM G. Hessel retires
  • up to today Since 1989, seven regional scientific ophthalmological symposia have been held in Torgau, most recently on 13th/14th April 2012. In 1999, we organized the Annual Meeting of the Ophthalmologists of Saxony.

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