At our glaucoma consultation, we offer you an individualised diagnosis and therapy plan according to the type of glaucoma you have, taking a holistic approach to your medical condition and taking into account, for example, any internal concomitant diseases and medication. This is a crucial prerequisite for the success of the treatment. We will clarify with you personally, with the aid of appropriate specific investigations, which therapy will offer you the best possible results in the long term.
With specific glaucoma diseases, we need to cooperate closely with your family doctor, which we will gladly carry out with your consent.
Typical examination procedure
On arrival at the eye centre, please log in and register.
After your visual acuity, field of vision and intraocular pressure have been established, further investigations may be arranged after a discussion of the findings
within the context of our glaucoma special diagnostics. Afterwards, the findings obtained will be discussed with you and a treatment concept will be defined with you. We will be happy to provide you and your family doctor with a detailed report.
Paediatric ophthalmology / Orthoptics
Our qualified orthoptists, coordinating with our qualified eye specialists, treat persons of all ages - from infants to senior citizens - in the areas of
prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation.
We consider screening in children to be particularly important at the Augenzentrum Höfe.
The orthoptic consultation includes:
The following observations suggest deviation from the normal development of the eye and should be investigated without fail:
In terms of behaviour:
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Eyewear and contact lenses
Most eye defects (short-sightedness, long-sightedness or astigmatism) can be corrected by the use of the appropriate spectacles or contact lenses.
Between the age of 40 and 50, so-called presbyopia (aging of the eye) becomes apparent in every person, so that close-up objects can no longer be seen clearly. The eyes have to readjust (accommodate) to see close-up objects clearly. With increasing age the ability to accommodate decreases.
Short-range or comfortably close glasses improve close-up vision. Varifocal spectacles offer clearer vision at all points. These spectacles provide ideal distance and near vision, and can be used for middle distances - for instance for computer work.
In the case of special requirements in the workplace, workplace spectacles with individually adjusted visual acuity may be helpful.
For certain eye diseases (e.g. squint, weak vision, dry eye or macular degeneration), special glasses can significantly improve your quality of life.
Contact lenses (hard, soft or multifocal contact lenses) are an alternative to spectacles. Corneal and / or conjunctival damage can be avoided by the perfect choice, adjustment and monitoring of contact lenses by an experienced contact lens specialist.
We use only high-quality contact lenses:
Toric contact lenses
Toric contact lenses can correct astigmatism and ensure ideal vision.
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contact lenses optimise near and distance vision as well as the middle distance range (similar to varifocal lenses), thus enabling clear vision at almost any distance.
Hard contact lenses
As soft contact lenses are not suitable for certain eyes, we also offer a solution for special sets of problems (e.g. keratoconus or progressive short-sightedness).
When glasses are no longer enough - help for blind and visually impaired people
The goal of our Low Vision Rehabilitation is to achieve the highest possible degree of independence in your life by developing your vision potential and / or better utilisation of your existing potential.
State of the art techniques allow blind or visually impaired people to participate actively in life today.
For successful low vision rehabilitation, our interdisciplinary experienced and coordinated team of specialists at Augenzentrum Höfe (ophthalmologists, opticians and orthoptists) are available with the context of our Low Vision Rehabilitation consultation and - if necessary - within the scope of home visits as well.
Our typical Low Vision Rehabilitation Training Programme: Tests:
Determining your visual needs
Self-help organisations in Switzerland
SZBLIND – Swiss National Association for the Blind
Linth Information Centre
Tel. 055 610 40 44
Swiss Federation of the Blind
BFVI – The Blind Care Association of Central Switzerland
Low Vision Centre for visually impaired children & adolescents
The German Blind and Visually Impaired Persons Association, the federal German umbrella organisation of the regional blind associations. The most important lobby for the interests and concerns of the blind and visually impaired in Germany.
The German Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired during studies and occupation. For the professional success of blind and visually impaired persons. With many regional groups.
The Blind and Visually Impaired Association of Hamburg. A local association with a hundred-year-old tradition and many offers for those affected of all ages.
The Blind and Visually Impaired Association of Schleswig-Holstein. Advises the blind and visually impaired on the spot throughout Schleswig-Holstein.
The Blind and Visually Impaired Association of Lower Saxony, whose seven regional associations invite you to experience, participate and inform.
The website of Pro Retina Germany, the self-help association of people with retinal degeneration. Supports research, but is also active with many regional groups.
The Federal Association of Parents of Blind and Visually Impaired Children. Here, parents can find advice and support from people who know what they are talking about from their own experience!
Autonom Leben Hamburg - Advisory Centre for people with disabilities. For nearly two decades "advice and support for disabled people, their dependants and their friends". Outstanding list of links for the Hamburg area.
The German Diabetes Union. Important because diabetes is the most common cause of blindness in Germany and the remaining industrial nations.
Consultation for macular assessment
The consultation for macular assessment has a permanent place at Augenzentrum Höfe. Depending on the stage, the form and the concomitant diseases, we can offer you a therapy plan which is precisely adapted to your macular changes after a pain-free diagnosis with state-of-the-art technology.
Since we understand macular degeneration to be a holistic disease, we also attach great importance to close collaboration with your GP, which we will gladly undertake with your consent.
Typical examination procedure
Upon arrival at the eye centre, please log in and register.
After determining your visual acuity, your macular function (with a special laser method) and three-dimensional microstructural detection of the ten different layers of your macula, and after discussing the findings with you, further examinations may possibly be arranged as part of our macular special diagnostics. Afterwards, the results obtained will be discussed with you, and the treatment concept specified, which will offer you the best possible treatment results in the long term. We will be pleased to provide you and your GP with a detailed report.
In our Sicca consultation, we establish the cause(s) of the functional disorder of your tear film and offer you a therapy which is precisely adapted to your disorder.
Please inform us when arranging an appointment if you are a contact lens wearer with dry eyes so we can schedule a contact lens check at the same time. A change of contact lenses or a special wetting agent will possibly suffice to alleviate your discomfort.