Dr. Hakan Kaymak, Eye Surgeon in Düsseldorf.
Dr. Hakan Kaymak

Head Surgeon.

Dr. Hakan Kaymak, Eye Surgeon in Düsseldorf.
Dr. Hakan Kaymak

Retina and macular specialist.

The DOC Medal of Dr. Hakan Kaymak
Awarded

Dr. Hakan Kaymak received the golden DOC-Medal for his outstanding efforts and achievements in the field of eye surgery.

Dr. Kaymak giving a lecture.

Dr. Hakan Kaymak: Your ophthalmologist and specialist for operations on the vitreous body, retina and macula

Dr. Hakan Kaymak is an ophthalmologist, eye surgeon and head surgeon of Breyer, Kaymak & Klabe Augenchirurgie for the field of retina, macula and vitreous body surgery. His range of therapies includes laser treatment, innovative combination therapies and minimally invasive operations.

Furthermore, Dr. Kaymak is head of the department for vitreous body and retina surgery at the Augenklinik Ahaus. In co-operation with Prof. Schaeffel from Tübingen, he is also active in the field of prevention and therapy of myopia in students.

Fields of expertise of Dr. Hakan Kaymak, specialist for vitreous body and retina surgery

On an international level, Dr. Hakan Kaymak is one of the leading minds of his field of expertise. He is one of the first in the whole world and the first overall in Düsseldorf to regularly use the minimally invasive 23-gauge technique in vitreous body and retina operations. Over time, the instruments have become even smaller, and he is now among the first users of the 27-gauge technique in which the instruments have an external diameter of 0.4mm.

Furthermore, Dr. Kaymak contributed to developing some modern intraocular lens systems. In 2007, he was awarded a Sci-Tech Award for his work in the field of aberration-correcting lenses by the American ophthalmologic surgeons.
He is a member of the programming commission of the congress of Deutsche OphthalmoChirurgen [German association of ophthalmologic surgeons] and the review panel of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; he is working closely with Prof. Dr. Frank Schaeffel (Tübingen). Only in September 2014, he published a joint paper on a new measuring technique for intraocular lenses with Prof. Schaeffel.

Main fields of activity:

Surgical and non-surgical therapy of diseases of the vitreous body, retina and macula:

  • E.g. age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC)
  • Vitreomacular traction syndrome (VMTS)
  • Clouding of the vitreous body (floaters)
  • Diabetes-related eye diseases

Range of therapies:

  • Retinal laser regeneration therapy (2RT)
  • Floater laser therapy
  • IVOM therapy (injection of medications)
  • Minimally invasive operations of the vitreous body (25- and 27-gauge)
  • Implantation of premium lenses / AMD lenses (for macular degeneration)

Vita and lecturing activities of Dr. Hakan Kaymak

Before he joined our practice, Dr. Kaymak was working at one of the large vitreous body and retina clinics in Sulzbach for a long time. In his scientific work, he is co-operating with Prof. Dr. F. Schaeffel, Institute for Ophthalmic Research – section of neurobiology of the eye at the Universität Tübingen and with Prof. Dr. Auffarth of the Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg, among others. In 2013, he was appointed to the programming commission of the international congress of German ophthalmic surgeons (DOC). Dr. Kaymak is a reviewer of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Journal of Ophthalmology.

Professional experience

  • seit 2017 Head of the Medical Retina Department of Breyer, Kaymak & Klabe in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel
  • Since 2010: Partner of Breyer, Kaymak & Klabe Augenchirurgie in Düsseldorf, and
  • Since 2011: Head of the department for vitreous body and retina surgery, Augenklinik Ahaus
  • 2010-2014: Senior physician of the eye clinic at the Marien Hospital Düsseldorf
  • 2008-2010: Consultant at the Bundesknappschaftkrankenhaus Sulzbach
  • 2005-2008: Senior physician at the Bundesknappschaftkrankenhaus Sulzbach
  • 2000-2005: Ophthalmologist at the Bundesknappschaftkrankenhaus Sulzbach

Education and science

  • Since 2010: Co-operation partner of the International Vision Correction Research Center Networks (ICVR.net) of the Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg
  • Since 2010: Head of the research institute for international innovative ophthalmologic surgery (I.I.O.), Düsseldorf
  • 2004: Specialization as ophthalmologist
  • 2000: Licensure
  • 1999: Graduation
  • 1992-1999: Studies in medicine at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen und Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg, excellence university

International lecturing activities

Chair of scientific conferences and lecturer for ophthalmology of the following professional associations:

  • DOC: Deutsche OphthalmoChirurgen [German association of ophthalmologic surgeons]
  • DOG: Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft [German ophthalmologic society]
  • AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • ASCRS: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • ESCRS: European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Memberships

Member of the following professional associations:

  • BDOC: Berufsverband Deutscher Ophthalmochirurgen [Main German association of ophthalmologic surgeons]
  • BVA: Berufsverband der Augenärzte [Association of german ophthalmologists]
  • DGII: Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation und
    refraktive Chirurgie
  • EURETINA: European Society of Retina Specialists
  • IOFS: International Ophthalmic Floater Society
  • Retinologische Gesellschaft/German Retina Society
  • RWA: Verein Rheinisch Westfälischer Augenärzte (RWA)

Lecture subjects Publications