VSDAR Member Clinics


Eye Center Ahaus
Eye Clinic at the St. Marien Hospital
Wüllener Str. 97a
48683 Ahaus

Eye Center Northwest 
Domhof 15
48683 Ahaus


+49(0) 2561 / 93000
+49(0) 2561 / 9300138



Stefanie Schmickler, MD
Olaf Cartsburg, MD
Margret Engels, MD
Christoph Althaus, MD
Aris Farlopulos, MD
Ingrid Plagwitz, MD
Monika Fröhlich, MD
Anja Fechtrup, MD
Brigitte Kolck, MD
Eva Reinthal, MD
Hendrik Buhl, MD
Ruben-Stylianos Bachlitzanakis, MD
Elena Rotaru, MD
Wiebke Kirchhefer, MD

Contact Ahaus: Augen-Zentrum-Nordwest


Our team of specialists offers services at two Ahaus locations. The office at Domhof provides the broad range of ophthalmological diagnostics and therapies. In addition, we maintain a state-of-the-art surgical suite at the St. Marien Hospital, where we perform about 12.000 out-patient and in-patient procedures per year. 

In addition, we maintain offices in Gronau, Lingen, Münster, Bad Bentheim, Meppen, Buwrgsteinfurt and Nottuln to offer  comprehensive and competent eye care throughout the region.

Our experienced team of 16 sub-specialized ophthalmologists and 5 residents covers the entire spectrum of modern ophthalmology. 

More information: www.augen-zentrum-nordwest.de

Stefanie Schmickler, MD

Dr. Schickler is CEO of the Eye Center Northwest.

  • An Ahaus native, she returned to Ahaus in 1994 after completing her residency in ophthalmology at the St. Johannes Hospital Dortmund.
  • She serves as appointed expert for the LASIK TÜV certification process and is member of the scientific advisory board of the magazine „Ophthalmo-Surgery“.
  • The main focus of her clinical work is the surgery of the anterior eye segment as well as refractive and strabism surgery.
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Aris Farlopulos, MD

  • Born in Patras/Greece, Dr. Farlopulos went to medical school in Leipzig and trained in ophthalmology at the University Eye Clinic Hannover.
  • He has been working at the Group Practice Ahaus since 2003 and took over its satellite office in Gronau in 2007.
  • Aris Farlopulos is a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO, 2008) and earned a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University Bielefeld in 2009.
  • He focuses on eye lid surgery, refractive surgery and the treatment of glaucoma. 
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