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Department of ophthalmology

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Rieck
ophthalmology

About the department

The department of ophthalmology at Academic Hospital Schlosspark Charlottenburg Berlin specializes in treating different eye diseases, including eye malpositions, corneal, retinal diseases, etc. The department consists of a highly-qualified, motivated, and well-established team of doctors, medical assistants, nurses, orthoptists, and secretaries. The head of the department is an active member of the German Ophthalmology Society (DOG). That's why all doctors in the department use only the newest technologies and follow the latest guidelines in medical practice. There is a modern surgical centre, where more than 4,000 operations per year are performed. The department of ophthalmology organizes special consultation hours for the various diseases of the eye. Depending on the clinical situation, patients can be treated on an outpatient basis or be hospitalized.

The department performs conservative and surgical treatment of corneal, lens, retinal diseases, and tumours using small, invasive techniques. In cooperation with other departments, ophthalmologists are responsible for traumatic injuries to the orbital area. In addition, there is a full capacity for laser eye surgeries.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostic:

  • OCT (optical coherence tomography)
  • Fluorescence angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Ultrasound
  • Biometry using the IOL-Master
  • Perimetry (visual field examination)
  • Corneal topography
  • Measuring the number of endothelial cells in the cornea

Corneal surgery:

  • Lamellar keratoplasty
  • DMEK technique (“Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty”) 

Keratoconus treatment:

  • UV Crosslinking
  • Corneal transplant

Cataract surgery:

  • Monofocal lenses implantation
  • Multifocal lenses implantation
  • Toric lenses implantation

Glaucoma treatment:

  • SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty)
  • CPC (cyclophotocoagulation)
  • MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery)
  • Trabeculectomy

Retinal surgery:

  • Vitrectomy
  • Laser treatment
  • Intravitreal injections

Tear duct surgery:

  • Silicone tube intubation 
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy

Treatment of eye misalignments 

Treatment of tumours of the eyelids

Treatment of eyelids malpositions

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Doctor profile

Education

  • School education in Leverkusen, Abitur
  • Studies at the Universities of Cologne (medicine) and Paris (biology)
  • 1988 license to practice medicine
  • 1991 Doctorate (Dr. med.) at the University of Cologne on a topic related to the cornea of ​​the eye
  • 1992-1997 Further training as a specialist in ophthalmology at the University Hospitals in Cologne and Berlin (Charité)
  • 1996 Scientific doctorate to the "Docteur de l'Université" at the University René Descartes V, Paris
  • 1997 Recognition as a specialist in ophthalmology
  • 2004 appointment as a university professor

Experience

  • 1998 – 2005 senior physician at the eye clinic of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2005 - 2011 alternately deputy and acting director of the eye clinic of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin at the Campus Virchow Klinikum
  • 2012 Chief Physician and Medical Director of the Eye Clinic Berlin-Marzahn GmbH
  • 2013 ltd Senior Physician in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Schlosspark Clinic, Berlin
  • since 9/2019 Chief Physician in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Schlosspark-Klinik, Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • A member of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG).
  • Qualification TOP DOCTOR: Experts in corneal transplants listed in the FOCUS list of physicians
  • 2000: Research award Merck, Sharp & Dohme International Award 2000 ("The Millennium Award") on a topic to optimize donor corneal preservation
  • 2005: Awarded the Chibret Gold Medal in recognition of personal commitment to promoting Franco-German cooperation in ophthalmology
  • 2007: Appointment as the sole "Délégué étranger" (foreign delegate) of the French Ophthalmological Society (SFO), responsible for the connections of the SFO to the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • since 7/2016 visiting professor at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Development of the corneal bank of the Charité eye clinic (today part of the Charité tissue bank).
  • Supervision of 20 doctoral theses and 2 habilitations
  • > 100 publications, including 68 original articles in peer-reviewed journals and 11 contributions to books
  • > 250 citable summaries (abstracts)
  • > 300 contributions as a speaker at national / international congresses
  • numerous presentations as an invited guest speaker
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