University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology in Kiel is equipped with the most modern facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of all eye-related issues. The Department is a maximum medical care facility. It treats cataracts and also places special emphasis on the diagnostics and treatment on conditions of the retina, vitreous body and the cornea, inflammations, tumours and glaucoma and eye muscle weaknesses.

Research is focused on conditions of the posterior segment of the eye, especially treatment of the age-related macular degeneration and conditions of the vitreo-retinal interfaces. The Department has set up a basic research laboratory, an ophthalmopathological laboratory and a cornea bank. The Department has been involved in numerous national and international treatment studies for several years.

Tasks within the project:

  • Coordination of the project
  • Pilot development for possible treatment of age-related macular degeneration through fucoidans

Prof. Dr Alexa Karina Klettner
Arnold-Heller-Straße 3, 24105 Kiel