Our range of services comprises the complete conservative ophthalmology, including state-of-the-art examination techniques and the major part of the ophthalmological operations, focusing here on cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, eyelid and eye muscle surgery, cosmetic-aesthetic surgery and laser therapies.
For the vision screenings performed by our experienced specialists and trained staff, we have extensive possibilities – both traditional and cutting-edge – available, which are also used for preventative medical checkups for the purpose of excluding eye diseases (glaucoma, macular degeneration, defective vision as well as strabismus in children (individual health services = IGeL).
To perform the anaesthesiology services in the event of intraocular surgery (including narcoses, intravenous sedation and infusions, circulation monitoring and local anaesthetics), we are delighted to have the longstanding assistance and professional experience of Dr. Ria Kroll, anaesthetist with her own subsidiary location in Schkeuditz near Leipzig.
Our especially trained orthoptist, Ms. Carsta Schürz, examines and monitors the development of the sight of small children, particularly in relation to defective vision and strabismus, and initiates the necessary treatment and controls.
Services are performed here for adults as well – eye muscle disorders and ocular palsy (e.g. as a result of a stroke or other brain diseases) are diagnosed, and possibly corrected by the use of prism glasses.
Those covered by statutory health insurance are entitled to healthcare, when it is necessary to recognise and heal an illness, prevent deterioration or relieve symptoms (§§ 1, 12th Social Insurance Code SGB V). The scope of the services covered as part of the statutory health insurance (GKV) is comprehensively described in the Uniform Assessment Standard (EBM).
These GKV services may not exceed the threshold of necessity. Services, which are unnecessary or uneconomical/inefficient, may neither be claimed by the persons insured, not performed by the doctors, nor approved by the state insurance companies (§ 12, Section 1, Para. 2 SGB V).
Services provided by the doctor, which are not (or not yet) covered by statutory health insurance (individual health services, IGeL) are eligible to be paid by a private health insurance. IGeLs are not included in the scope of coverage by the statutory health insurance, are desired (requested) by the patient and should be medically advisable, or at least justifiable from a medical perspective. Before providing such medical treatment, the doctor is obliged to consult the patient regarding this and explain that the statutory health insurance will not assume the costs of such treatment. The patient must then agree to the treatment being performed on a private basis, and sign an appropriate agreement to receive individual health services.