EYE SURGERY

Kristof Vandekerckhove, MD, performs over 5,000 surgical procedures a year

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Intravitreal therapy

With intravitreal therapy, tiny amounts of medication are injected directly into the inner eye (vitreous body).

 

This treatment is used for various retinal diseases, e.g. wet macular degeneration.

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Cataract

During cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (intraocular lens). With suitable glasses, most patients can read and see again without any problems following surgery.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is incurable - however, the progression of the disease can at least be stopped and delayed. Generally, special eye drops are initially used to counteract progression of the disease. However, if the intraocular pressure is too high or the eye drops do not agree with the patient, surgery becomes necessary.

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Laser treatments

Lasers at the Vista Alpina Eye center are used for different purposes: there is equipment for applying laser spots to the retina, e.g. in the case of retinal diseases due to diabetes or retinal holes. Other laser equipment is used to treat after cataract (i.e. for fibrosis behind the intraocular lens placed during cataract surgery), or to prevent specific types of glaucoma. 

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Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgeries are surgical corrections for eyelid tumours, eyelids turned inward (entropion), eyelids turned outward (ectropion) as well as hooded eyelids (blepharochalasis).

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Retina surgery

In the event of retinal detachment, the retina can at least be successfully reattached.

 

Furthermore, retina surgery includes the surgical removal of severe clouding of the vitreous body (e.g. haemorrhaging in diabetes patients).

 

A third important field of retina surgery at the Vista Alpina Eye center is removing fine adhesions and membranes from the retina (epiretinal gliosis). 

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Refractive surgery

Refractive surgery refers to any surgical procedure eliminating the need for glasses.

 

Whether young or old, far- or near-sighted - the Vista Alpina Augenzentrum offers custom solutions.