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Prof. Dr Armin Wolf

Medical Director

Specialist in Posterior eye segment

+49 731 9268 9097

Ophthalmology specialist Ulm – Prof. Dr Armin Wolf

Treatment focus

  • Retinal surgery
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Intravitreal therapies for macular diseases
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Glaucoma


Ulm University Hospital
Department for Ophthalmology
Prittwitzstraße 43, D-89075 Ulm

P: +49 731 9268 9097 F: +49 731 500 59002

Consultation Hours:

Monday - Friday from 08:00 AM to 3:30 PM
by telephone agreement

Medical Range

Diagnostic Range of Services

  • Online consultation
  • Cornea consultation
  • Retinal consultation
  • Glaucoma diagnostics
  • Cataract consultation
  • Lens consultation
  • Pediatric consultation
  • Sight training center

Therapeutic Range of Services

  • Retinal surgery incl. revision surgery
  • Ocular traumatology
  • Glaucoma
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery
  • Corneal and conjunctival diseases
  • Corneal transplants
  • Lens surgery
  • Center for Intravitreal Therapies (ZIT)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Strabology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

More Information


As a specialist for the posterior segment of the eye, Prof. Dr Armin Wolf is the medical director of the ophthalmology department at Ulm University Hospital.

In the modernly equipped clinic, Prof. Wolf and his team care for patients to treat all diseases of the eyes to maintain a symptom-free eye with optimal visual acuity. Especially in retinal surgery and the treatment of eye injuries, the internationally recognized and renowned specialist Prof. Wolf has developed expertise for particularly severe cases.

Prof. Wolf's Main Treatment Areas

Prof. Wolf specializes in intraocular surgery. This area refers to surgeries in the eye. It includes the anterior eye segment with lens surgeries such as cataracts to the posterior segment of the eye with surgeries in the vitreous body and retina. As an internationally renowned retina specialist, Prof. Dr Armin Wolf has developed expertise in particularly severe cases involving injuries or sequelae of injuries and eye surgery for infants and children.

Expert in Retinal Surgery

An intact retina is essential for optimal vision. However, aging, injury, or surgery can cause the retina to develop holes or become partially or entirely detached from the vitreous body. Prof. Wolf is the right contact person for retinal damage. Due to many years of experience and specialization, he decides in each individual case which retinal surgery is best. Possible procedures available to him are laser or sealing surgeries. A vitrectomy can also be the method of choice. Whether retinal surgery can restore visual acuity depends on the affected detachment area.

Expert in Revision Retinal Surgery.

After retinal surgery, revision surgery is necessary in some cases. Although the success rate in modern retinal surgery is 85% to 95% today, about 10% of the patients suffer from reblatio retinae, a renewed retinal detachment. The causes are not always clearly detectable. Prof. Wolf specializes in the complex requirements of retinal revision surgery. His many years of experience as a retinal surgeon enable him to operate even on complicated cases successfully.

Experienced Macular Specialist

Prof. Wolf is also involved in researching and treating degenerative eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. AMD is a severe eye disease that attacks a central and particularly important area of the retina. People suffering from AMD slowly lose their vision as the disease progresses. Researching and improving treatment options is of particular concern to Prof. Wolf. The entire spectrum of macular diseases is treated in the Center for Intravitreal Therapies (ZIT) of the Ulm Ophthalmology Hospital. IVOM treatment is available on the day of initial presentation for new or emergency patients with a macular disease requiring therapy to prevent permanent vision loss.

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a vascular disease of the retina that exclusively affects premature infants. Due to early birth, uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal vessels of the maturing retina may occur. In the worst case, retinal detachment occurs. However, thanks to regular early detection examinations and treatment options, blindness can be prevented in most cases.

Prof. Armin Wolf is one of the experts in treating retinopathy of prematurity. The pathological vascular growths can be regressed with laser treatment or direct administration of drugs into the eye's vitreous body. However, Prof. Wolf has to consider retinal surgery in severely affected children after a detailed evaluation of the individual case.

Ocular Traumatology - With Eye Injuries in Experienced Hands

In case of an eye injury, the University Ophthalmology Hospital Ulm offers a permanent emergency outpatient clinic and a surgical stand-by throughout the year. All eye injuries are treated immediately. The Ulm Ophthalmology Hospital is the largest reference center for eye injuries in the entire region of East Württemberg and West Bavaria. Prof. Wolf and his team treat intraocular injuries such as the reconstruction of the retina with different forms of tamponade or healing of traumatic macular holes by using innovative therapeutics, but also secondary reconstruction of injured tissue.

University Ophthalmology Hospital Ulm - Maximum Care Clinic

The University Ophthalmology Hospital Ulm is a maximum care clinic, which means that the ophthalmology hospital has the most modern technical equipment for diagnostics and therapy to treat all diseases of the eye. The ophthalmology center also has a high level of expertise in corneal transplantation. Thanks to a particular cornea bank, all keratoplasty patients can promptly be offered a high-quality donor cornea.

Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries worldwide. At the Ophthalmology Hospital Ulm, cataract patients benefit whenever possible from the latest surgical procedures using Femto laser. The new Femto laser-assisted cataract surgery (FALC) is a gentle high-tech procedure with the newest cataract surgery development.

Please, visit the website of the department of ophthalmology at Ulm University Hospital for more information.



Curriculum Vitae



  • Dr Hans-Jürgen Buchwald
    Senior Physician in Charge of the Department of Ophthalmology
  • Prof. Dr Jürgen Kampmeier
    Managing Senior Physician
  • PD Dr Jens Ulrich Werner
    Senior Physician
  • PD Dr Christian Wertheimer
    Senior Physician

Research & Training



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Transport Connections

Ulm Main Station1.8 km
Memmingen Airport60 km
Stuttgart Airport79 km
Munich Airport159 km

Information about Ulm

Ulm offers its visitors, in addition to the Ulm Cathedral -with the highest church tower in the world- an enchanting old town with the charming fishers' quarter, the Wiblingen Monastery, and the sister city Neu-Ulm on the other side of the Danube surprises with a modern cityscape. Museums and collections of distinction, various theaters, the Danube bath Wonnemar and the many gardens and parks provide attractive leisure opportunities. In addition, the former imperial city of Ulm offers a variety of historical sights.

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Prof. Dr Armin Wolf

Medical Director

Ulm University Hospital

Department for Ophthalmology

Prittwitzstraße 43, D-89075 Ulm

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