Dr. Andrea Papp is an ophthalmologist, pediatric ophthalmologist oculoplastic surgeon and `Wahlärztin`.
A „Wahlärztin” is a specialist with a private practice who does not have a contract with the health insurance company. Every patient can visit a Wahlärztin who issues a Honorarnote (receipt). The patient has to pay the doctor’s fee,
Eyeglasses and contact lens fitting are also part of the scope of services of the office. Please bring your most recent eyeglasses or a current eyeglass pass with you. A thorough eye examination is performed thereafter.
A chalazion is a painless swelling of the eyelid, about the size of a pea, caused by blockage of the so-called Meibomian gland. The nodule is located at the edge of the eyelid and enlarges over several weeks. Usually, the nodules are benign and will disappear over time (about 2 months).
Graves Orbitopathy (GO) or Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is an autoimmune disease that involves inflammation of the tissues of the orbit (eye muscles, fatty and connective tissues) and the tissues around the eye. Typical initial symptoms are swelling of the eyelids, retraction of the eyelids, pressure pain behind the eye, watery eyes and sensitivity to light,
What to expect? Why are these examinations are compulsory in Austria?
MKP-I: this is the first examination that is carried out around the 1st birthday (10th-14th months of age).
MKP-II: this is the second examination that that is carried out around the 2nd birthday (22nd-26th months of age)
Visual acuity (eyesight) and three-dimensional vision develop during the first 2 years.
Strabismus (squint or crossed eyes) is caused by an imbalance of eye muscles that leads to a deviation (misalignment) in the direction of increased muscle tension. It may also be caused by a fusion insufficiency: the separate and slightly different images received from the two eyes cannot be fused into an overlaped single image in the brain.
A child is not simply a “little adult.” There are many special aspects that ophthalmologists have to consider when examining and treating children.
Pediatric ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology where the normal uninterrupted visual development is the main priority. Eye problems (such as ametropia, strabismus, amblyopia, or organic reasons) in childhood must be recognized and treated as soon as possible.
- Strabismus, squint management and strabismus surgery (specialty)
- Pediatric ophthalmology (specialty)
- Graves’ orbitopathy, Thyroid Eye Disease (specialty, incl. specific eyelid surgery and strabismus surgery)
- Eyelid surgery (incl. aesthetic surgery; specialty),
- Mutter-Kind-Pass` examinations (at 1st and 2nd birthday)
- General ophthalmology
- Contact lens fitting
Gschließer A, Neumayer T, Moser E, Papp A, Oberacher-Velten I, Egger S, Vukojevic N, Dorner G, Stifter E: Effect of patients` clinical information on the diagnosis of and decision to treat retinopathy of prematurity, Retina, DOI 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001864, 2017
Papp A, Vasserot-Merle C, Dorner G, Paridaens D: Severe pediatric Graves orbitopathy in adolescents of African origin.