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Department of ophthalmology

Dr. med. Omid Kermani

About the department

The department of ophthalmology at PAN Clinic Cologne specialises in diagnosing and treating patients with diseases of the anterior and posterior eye segments, including retinal diseases and orbital disorders. To maintain, improve or restore eyesight, the department offers the complete medical services of diagnostic, treatment-specific, and surgical therapies. With many years of expertise and the latest technical procedures, two internationally recognised surgeons and three experienced specialists are available to the patients. A particular area of ​​the department's work is using the latest micro and laser technology. More than 5,000 patients are operated on in the clinic every year. 90% of all procedures performs on the cornea and lens. The department also offers children's consultations specifically for children's eye health.

The ophthalmology department usually uses laser-based treatment methods of refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, and Femtosecond Lenticle Extraction. In addition to laser treatment, there is the option of placing implants in the eyes, which act similarly to permanent contact lenses. The most common diseases, such as myopia, astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts, and dry eyes, are also treated here. Macula and optic nerve conditions are also within the treatment spectrum.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Conjunctival disease
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Presbyopia
  • Corneal disease and keratoconus
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Colour blindness/night blindness
  • Vascular occlusion in the eye 
  • Dry eye
  • Uveitis
  • Other pathological conditions 

Diagnostic range:

  • Visual-Field Testing
  • Synoptophore (diagnosing imbalance of eye muscles)
  • Stereopsis and Fusional Testing
  • Automated Corneal Topography
  • Specular Microscopy (the noninvasive diagnostic tool that allows for in vivo evaluation of corneal endothelium)
  • Corneal Pachymetry (measuring the thickness of the cornea)
  • A-Scan Ultrasonography

Treatment options:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • LASIK and PRK (use a laser to restore vision)
  • Excimer and femtosecond lasers
  • Intraocular lens implantation
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Corneal Surgery and Transplantation
  • Corneal plastics
  • Retinal and Vitreous Surgery
  • Medical and cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Vision school and contact lenses
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Doctor profile


  • Studied medicine at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster
  • Practical year at the University Hospital in Wellington, New Zealand


  • 1987 - 1991 Assistant doctor and research assistant at the University Eye Clinics in Bonn
  • 1991 - 1993 Senior physician at the University Eye Clinic in Cologne
  • since 2006 Medical management of the ophthalmology department in the PAN practice clinic

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 1987-1995 Intensive scientific collaboration with the Institute for Applied Physics at the University of Bonn (Prof. Dr. Ertmer) and since 1995 with the Institute for Quantum Optics at the University of Hanover and the Laser Zentrum Hannover eV (Prof. Dr. Lubatschowski)
  • 1989 Annual Best Prize of the German Society for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine (DGZMK) for fundamental work in the field of laser application in dentistry
  • 1992 Best Publication of the Year. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Award
  • Since 1993 first chairman of the Laser forum eV Forum for laser and microsurgery of the eye
  • Since 1993 initiator and scientific director of the Cologne Advent Symposium ( )
  • 2003 President of the VSDAR (Association of Special Clinics in Germany for Eye Laser and Refractive Surgery eV)
  • 2010 Academy Award for Best Medical Scientific Video, American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Since 2013 in a row, voted one of the TOP physicians in Germany in the field of cataract and refractive surgery by the jury of Focus Magazin.
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Ophthalmology Times Europe
  • Member of the Review Board of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the Review Board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery
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