Prof. Dr. med. Peter Walter

Contact: Administrative Office, Sotiria Manetta
Phone: +49 (0)241 80-88190 / Fax: +49 (0)241 80-82408


Department of

Medical Services


  • Retinal and vitreous surgery, laser therapy
  • Retinal degeneration (macular degeneration)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal and choroid tumours
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma diagnostics and treatment
  • Chemical burns
  • Cornea transplants and cornea bank
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Strabismus treatment
  • Eye diseases with neurogenic causes (neuro-ophthalmology)

Research Focus


  • Retinal implants
  • Glaucoma diagnostics and therapy
  • Macular degeneration

Professor Walter has been in charge of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen since 2003. Born in 1963, Walter earned his medical degree at the University of Cologne where he later served as Temporary Director and Assistant Medical Director. His medical expertise lies in the field of vitreous and retinal surgery.

Many surgeries in the Department of Ophthalmology clinic are conducted on an outpatient basis. All key aspects of ophthalmology are covered by certified specialists.

The department offers international patients the opportunity to clarify aspects of treatment beforehand by viewing the medical´documentation. Furthermore, our good international contacts enable planning of subsequent treatment in the patient’s home country.