Initial information for English speaking patients

The “Medical Eye Care Center Wiesbaden-Bierstadt” is a private held ophthalmology practice founded by Mr. Dirk Lahme, M.D. and Mr. Andreas Ratajczak, M.D., both ophthalmologists who are specialized and trained as medical doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. Each doctor has extensive experience in the management of diseases in the whole spectrum of eye disorders. Additionally, the practice is equipped with a whole variety of modern ophthalmic devices such as digital slit-lamps and diverse laser-treatment- /-diagnostic tools. There is also a close cooperation with the LASIK-Laser-Center Mainz/Wiesbaden.

Please find a short list of eye diseases which are been treated frequently:

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic and/or hypertensive retinopathy
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Corneal disorders
  • Uveitis, Iritis
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Prescription of glasses
  • Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine in chronic headache or dry eye syndromes
  • Acute diseases and/or emergencies such as “red eyes”, foreign body removals, sudden loss of vision etc.
  • Children care in strabismus (squinting), amblyopia (lazy eye) etc.

We operate our practice in Wiesbaden-Bierstadt which is located near by the American Military Treatment Facility (MTF) in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. Because we know your time is valuable, we offer a variety of appointment times to meet your needs.

We participate in all private and governal German Health Care insurances plans and - in regard to American patients - especially in the International SOS/Tricare program.

TRICARE PATIENTS ONLY: PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MTF-OFFICE / TRICARE-ADMINISTRATOR BEFORE ARRANGING APPOINTMENTS DIRECTLY WITH OUR PRACTICE AS WE DEPEND ON A WRITTEN TREATMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM.

If you have any questions or in case you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or call (0611) 50 50 9763. We regret that we cannot give patients specific medical advice and answers to their questions over the internet. You are also more than welcome to visit our German website www.augen-wi.de to find some additional useful information and get a first impression of our practice.