Old town talk: Medical forum in Hattingen makes good vision the topic

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The next discussion in the old town in Hattingen on October 27th will be about good vision. Ophthalmologists and an anesthetist explain prevention and therapy.

Good vision is learned in childhood. Uncorrected ametropia such as farsightedness and nearsightedness as well as squinting of the eyes interfere with this learning process. As a result, the child will never see properly. To avoid this, ophthalmologists treat such ametropia with glasses and treat strabismus disorders.

How this works will be the focus of the next Old Town Talk on Wednesday, October 27th at 6 p.m. in the City Museum in Blankenstein. The speakers at the Medical Forum are the “Ophthalmologists at the Hattingen Town Hall”. To the team around Dr. Wilhelm Henning belong to Dr. Ulrich Oehlschläger and Dr. Maren Schilling.

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Modern therapy methods can stop the progression of myopia. Other eye diseases threatening vision in middle and older age are glaucoma, changes due to diabetes, wet macular degeneration and vascular occlusions.


Registration and 3G regulations apply

Ophthalmologists offer modern analysis and laser methods to identify and treat the diseases. In the event of fluid accumulation due to the disease in the area of ​​sharpest vision, injection therapy is recommended in order to improve vision.


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In old age, cataracts (cataracts) will reduce visual acuity in everyone. To remedy this, the clouded lens is surgically removed and a plastic lens is inserted into the eye. In the case of injections in the eye and cataract surgery, the patient’s painlessness is an important factor.

Anesthetist is also there

For this reason, the “ophthalmologists at the Hattingen town hall” are appointed by anesthetist Dr. Frank Kleimeier supports. He will report on procedures for painless eye surgery. The old town talk will be moderated by WAZ local manager Ulrich Laibacher. Registration and 3G regulations apply. Registrations to: VHS Hattingen, phone 204-3517, email [email protected]

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The topic “The psyche in the Corona crisis” initially planned for October 27, 2021 will be postponed to a later date.


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