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Cataract is a physiological aging of the intraocular lens. This is actually no disease. With advancing age the lenses in the eye become opaque. Statistics say at 75 years of age there is a cataract rate of 100%.


Blurry vision

Increases glare, especially at night

Prescriptions of glasses have to changed frequently

Cataract Symtoms

“Cataract-surgery has a very high stand nowadays”

Rainer Volz, MD, founder and medical director of AOZ Heidelberg, has a 30 years experience in ophthalmosurgery and has performed tenthousands of cataract-surgeries.

Many good reasons to choose AOZ Heidelberg

Board certified medical doctors and surgeons

At the AOZ Heidelberg all medical doctors and surgeons are specialists in their respective fields.
Many good reasons

Experience meets continued medical education

All doctors at AOZ Heidelberg have a summarized professional experience of over 50 years. Permanent training and continued medical education ensure updated medical expertise.
Many good reasons

Quality and Service

Our goal ist o provide utmost service and quality for our patients.
Many good reasons

Procedures & Technology

Worldwide recognized technologies, medical equipment of renown brand producers and the use of premium products reflect our continued quest for quality.
Many good reasons

How are cataract surgeries done?

Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed out-patient surgery in the world. Surgery can be either done with topical anaesthesian (eye-drops) or general anaesthesia. Usually the lens is liquified with ultrasound and aspirated (phako emulsification).

For higher precision and more convenience cataract can also be done with the Femtosecondlaser. Advantages are: higher precision, more comfort, faster rehab and possibility to reduce existing or induced astigmatism.
At AOZ Heidelberg we offer both cataract surgery methods. 

After surgery with one of the methods mentioned a new intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted by the surgeon.


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Dr. Schiltenwolf, Dr. Volz, Prof. Dr. Schlichtenbrede, Dr. Schilling

Our knowledge – your advantage

Dr. Rainer Volz is a specialist in intraocular surgery and has performed thousands of intraocular and refractive surgeries. Prof. Dr. Frank Schlichtenbrede specializes in the anterior and posterior segment of the eye. Dr. Jaron Schilling is our Topsurgeon for PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision, SMILE and LASIK. Dr. Christiane Schiltenwolf is our expert for conservative ophthalmology.
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Intraocular lenses (IOLs)

A cataract surgery replaces the opaque lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). It is the patients choice, if the replacement is a standard or a premium lens.

Standard intraocular lenses are of good quality, but offer no added value.
Types of premium lenses:

Aspheric lenses for less glare and better dim-light vision

Toric IOLs to correct existing astigmatism

MFLs for vision in all distances without glasses

Different requirements

Different patients have different needs. Those can be met with the right choice of surgery and lens.

Standard surgery with standard lens

Premium lens surgery

Premium lens surgery with Catalys Femtosecondlaser

Multifocal-lens surgery with Catalys Femtosecondlaser

In Germany standard cataract surgery is covered by German statutory health insurance. Some insurances even cover premium lens or multifocal lens surgery, even with Catalys Femtosecondlaser. Ask your insurance agent.

Make your choice

At the AOZ Heidelberg you can opt for the following:

Standard cataract surgery

You get a classic phako- surgery with a spherical implant. Important: Your focal point will be corrected for distance. It is possible that you will still need to wear glasses.

What do you want to know?

The test
Are you eligible for eye-laser-surgery?
Find out taking our test

Fees & financing
Transparent & affordable. All prices and interest-free financing

Eye laser consultation
Sign up for your individual & free consultation appointment and find out if you are a candidate for laser-vision-correction
How to continue?

4 steps to get rid of your glasses and contacts

1. Individual Evaluation Appointment
2. Work-up Exam
3. Treatment Procedure
4. Post-op Care
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