Dr. Matthias Baumann is responsible for operating on cataract and glaucoma patients. The operations are performed in the outpatient department of our Klinik am Casinoplatz in Berne. The patient is, therefore, back at home within a few hours. Hardly any of the operations require general anesthesia. Eye drops are used to apply a local anesthetic. This means that patients can enjoy a normal breakfast as there is no need for abstinence before the operation.