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Claus Cursiefen

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Claus CursiefenCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

  • 1988 - 1995 Study of Medicine, Universities of Regensburg, Würzburg, Dundee/St. Andrews and London, German Medical State Exam, USMLE.
  • 1995 - 2001 Resident Ophthalmology, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen (Prof. Gottfried Naumann).
  • 1997 MD thesis, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Würzburg: “summa cum laude” (Prof. Detlev Drenckhahn).
  • 2001 European and German Board Exam in Ophthalmology, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Exam.
  • 2002 - 2004 DFG Postdoctoral fellow at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston (Prof. Wayne Streilein; Prof. Reza Dana).
  • 2003 Habilitation and Venia Legendi, University of Erlangen.
  • 2004 - 2011 Privatdozent and Staff member (Oberarzt), Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen, Director of Cornea Bank.
  • 2005 - 2011 Principal Investigator, Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Erlangen. Member and later head of Commission for Junior Scientists.
  • 2008 - 2012 Principal Investigator, SFB 643 (Strategies for cellular immune intervention).
  • 2009 Adjunct Associate Scientist and Visiting Professor, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
  • 2011 Member of the Board, Section Cornea, German Ophthalmological Society.
  • 2011 University Professor (W2) for Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen.
  • 2011 University Professor (W3) Ophthalmology, University of Cologne.
  • 2011 Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology and University Eye Hospital Cologne.
  • 2012 President, European Network for Excellence in Corneal Regeneration (NEXCR), Leiden.
  • 2012 Member of CIO (Center for Integrated Oncology), Cologne-Bonn.
  • 2014 Member of the Board, Novaliq GmbH, Heidelberg.
  • 2014 Chair, EU COST Action BM1302 “Joining Forces in corneal regeneration”.
  • 2015 Speaker, DFG Research Group FOR 2240.

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology offers both outpatient and inpatient treatment of all eye diseases. The main focuses of the department include corneal surgery, treatment of glaucoma, cataract and refractive eye surgery.


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Frank G. Holz

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Frank G. HolzCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Education and Degrees 
  • 4/83 - 5/89 Medical School, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 9/1987 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, U.S.A. Clinical Clerkship: Hematology/Bone marrow transplantation program 
  • 4/88 - 11/88 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, U.S.A. Subinternships in surgery and internal medicine 
  • 1986-1987 Medical thesis in physiology: ‘Renovascular effects of adenosine-agonists’ (‘magna cum laude’) – doctoral degree Dr.med. 
  • 1994 Board Examination Ophthalmology 10/1997 Habilitation (‘Privatdozent’) for Ophthalmology: ‘Age-dependent changes in Bruch’s membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium as pathogenetic factors in age-related macular degeneration’ Academic and professional appointments 
  • Since 2003 Chairman and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn 
  • 1995 – 2003 „Oberarzt“ at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany; 2001-2003 „Geschäftsführender Oberarzt“ 
  • 1992 – 1993 Research and Clinical Fellowship Medical Retina, Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England Supervisor: Professor Alan C. Bird, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth 9/93 The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, U.S.A., lipofuscin research project
  • 1989-1991, 1994 Residency, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany Scholarships and awards
  • 1987-1989 Scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation („Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“)
  • 1988 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 1992-1993 Research Scholarship Gertrud-Kusen-Foundation, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1999 Macular Degeneration Research Award for the Prevention of Blindness, Pro Retina Germany and Switzerland
  • 1999 Research Award of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • 2000 Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • 2001 Leonhard-Klein Award for Ophthalmic Surgery
  • 2005 DOC Award, German Ophthalmic Surgeons 
 
Other functions
  • Former Coordinator to the German Research Council (DFG)-Priority Program „Age-related macular degeneration“ (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft SPP 1088)
  • President of the German Ophthalmological Society 
  • Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed, scientific journal „Der Ophthalmologe“ (Official Organ of the German Ophthalmological Society), Publisher: Springer
  • Member of the Committee for Macular Diseases of the German Ophthalmological Society Editorial Board member: RETINA, Graefe’s Archive of Experimental and Clinical Ophthalmology; International Ophthalmology
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the AMD Alliance International
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Pro Retina Society Publications
  • More than 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Editor of several books on Age-related macular degeneration and Medical Retina • Author/coauthor of more than 20 book chapters 
 
Society Memberships
 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Macula Society
  • Club Jules Gonin
  • Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (OOC)
  • European Fluorescein-Angiography Club (FAN-Club)
  • Euretina
  • German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • German Retinological Society 

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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

As a medical institution of maximal care, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Bonn covers the entire spectrum of ophthalmology. Annually the Department helps thousands of patients to achieve a better vision.


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Thomas Kohnen

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas KohnenCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Studium
1982-1989 1. Humanmedizin
- RWTH Aachen
- Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn
- University of Minneapolis, Minnesota/USA
2006 – 2007 2. Gesundheitsökonomie European Business School, International University, Schloß Reichartshausen Abschluss: Gesundheitsökonom (ebs)

Promotion
1989 Dissertation Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, „Kapsel- und Zonularupturen als Komplikationen der Kataraktoperation mit Phakoemulsifikation“

Habilitation
2000 Habilitation J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, „Holmium:YAG-Laserthermokeratoplastik für die Hyperopie-Behandlung: Histologische, ultrastrukturelle, immunhistochemische und klinische Untersuchungen“
Beruflicher Werdegang
1986 / 1987 Famulatur-Stipendium des Deutschen Akad. Austausch Dienstes (DAAD) für Mailand, Italien und Bombay, Indien
1989 Ärztliche Prüfung
1989 – 1992 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Klinik Dardenne Bonn (AIP, Assistent)
1991 Approbation als Arzt
1992 – 1993 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Universitäts-Augenklinik Gießen (Assistent)
1994 Anerkennung zum „Arzt für Augenheilkunde“, Tübingen
1994 – 1995 Oberarzt, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Ulm, akad. Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Ulm, Grundwehrdienst (Stabsarzt) und Wehrübung (Oberstabsarzt)
1995 Traveler Scholarship, International Society for Refractive Surgery, Minneapolis, MN/USA
1995 – 1997 DFG-Forschungsaufenthalt am Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX/USA, „Physiologie und Pathophysiologie des refraktiven Hornhauteingriffes durch die Laser Thermokerato-plastik (LTK). Eine experimentelle und klinische Untersuchung.“
1996 Ernennung zum Oberstabsarzt d. R.
1997 C1-Wissenschaftler und Oberarzt, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2000 Privatdozentur, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Seit 2000 Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX/USA
2001 C2-Hochschuldozent und Oberarzt, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2003 Ruf C3-Universitätsprofessur, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2003 - 2012 Stellv. Direktor und ltd. Oberarzt, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2007 Wehrübung (Oberstabsarzt), Bundeswehrkrankenhaus in Ulm
2008 Ernennung zum Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmologists (FEBO)
2011 Ruf Val and Edith Green Presidential Professorship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
2011 Ruf W3-Professur für Augenheilkunde, Universität Magdeburg
2011 Ruf W3-Professur für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2012 Direktor der Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

 

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology offers patients the full range of services in the field of diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. The Department is one of the most advanced and well-equipped Ophthalmology Centers in Germany. It offer ultramodern methods for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases.


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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the St. Vincentius Clinic offers the full range of services in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.


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DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

9.2/10 from 5 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department successfully conducts diagnostics and treatment of complex eye diseases, using optical coherence tomography, early detection of risk factors and prevention of glaucoma.


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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of conservative and surgical services in this focus. As one of the largest ophthalmologic clinics in northern Germany, the department specializes in the treatment of eye diseases, eyelids, orbits, and vision correction.


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PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

Department of Ophtalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology offers the entire spectrum of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures aimed at maintaining, improving or restoring eyesight.


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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Muenster offers treatment in all fields of conservative and surgical ophthalmology for both outpatients and inpatients.


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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Hannover Medical School offers diagnosis, conservative and microsurgical treatment of eye diseases as well as ophthalmological emergency situations. Annually, the Department treats more than 2,900 inpatients and 20,000 outpatients.


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Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Schlosspark-Klinik provides treatment to both inpatients and outpatients. Annually, here are performed about 5,000 operations on eyes.


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Hospital Waldbrol Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the District Hospital of Waldbröl offers – in cooperation with the ophthalmology office of Dr. Hans-Jürgen Schnell und Dr. Martin Radermacher – outpatient treatment of ophthalmic diseases.


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Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology has been working since 1994. The range of medical services of the department includes surgical treatment of glaucoma, strabismus, cornea, refractive surgery, corneal transplantation and others.


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Gerd Geerling

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Gerd GeerlingCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Ausbildung und Werdegang

Geerling besuchte das Norbert-Gymnasium Knechtsteden und studierte Humanmedizin an der RWTH Aachen und an einem Lehrkrankenhaus des King’s College London. 1994 wurde er von M. Reim über Untersuchungen von Hornhaut und Bindehaut nach Verätzung mittels Rasterelektronenmikroskopie und Energie-dispersiver Röntgenanalyse promoviert. 1996 erhielt er die Facharztanerkennung und war bis 2005 an der Augenklinik in Lübeck am Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein tätig. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er auch als Gastwissenschaftler am Institut für Biomedizinische Optik (vormals Medizinisches Laserzentrum) der Universität zu Lübeck.

Von 1997 bis 2000 und im Jahr 2003 absolvierte er zwei Forschungsaufenthalte am Moorfields Eye Hospital und Institute of Ophthalmology in London, davon je 18 Monate als Stipendiat der DFG und der Special Trustees des Moorfields Eye Hospital. Dort erlernte er die Techniken der lamellären Hornhautchirurgie von John KG Dart und der plastischen Chirurgie von J Richard O Collin und Geoffrey E Rose. Dazu arbeitete er in der grundlagenwissenschaftlichen Forschungsgruppe von Sir Peng T Khaw über die Wundheilungsreaktion des Auges.

2000 wurde Geerling Oberarzt in Lübeck und führte dort die Techniken der lamellären Hornhauttransplantation ein. 2004 wurde er Geschäftsführender Oberarzt der Lübecker Augenklinik. 2003 habilitierte er sich in Lübeck mit der Arbeit Natürliche Tränenersatzmittel. 2005 wechselte er als Professor für Ophthalmologie an das Universitätsklinikum Würzburg und war als leitender Oberarzt und Stellvertreter des Klinikdirektors tätig. Dort erlernte er die Glaukomchirurgie und baute die Lions-Hornhautbank aus. 2011 wechselte er als Professor für Augenheilkunde an die Universität Düsseldorf, wo er Direktor der Universitäts-Augenklinik wurde.

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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf specializes in the treatment of diseases of the anterior eye segment, particularly, in corneal diseases. In addition to the conventional surgery, here are performed all forms of lamellar corneal transplantation.


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Birgit Lorenz

Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Birgit LorenzCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Academic Career:
  • Since 8/2007: Professor (W3) and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Polyclinic,  Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • 1996 – 2007: Head of the independent Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismology and Ophthalmic Genetics at the Department of Ophthalmology and Polyclinic, University Hospital Regensburg
  • 1991 – 2007:Professor of Ophthalmology (C3)(Strabismology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Geneticist) University of Regensburg 
  • 1989: PhD thesis (Habilitation), Ophthalmology, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich Academic Education
  • 1997: Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists (FEBO)
  • 1991: Certified Medical Geneticist (additional specialization) 
  • 1986 – 1991: Academic Advisor and Senior Academic Advisor (University of Munich)
  • 1983:research internship, Institute of Ophthalmology(London) andMoorfields Eye Hospital, London, England
  • 1982: Qualified Ophthalmologist 
  • 1977 – 1986: Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Munich
  • 1977: Approbation (MD) 
  • 1974: MD Thesis (Honors), University of Munich
  • 1968 – 1974:Study of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and Sorbonne University, Paris, memberships, honors, awards
  • Since 2015: Vice President of theVon Behring-Röntgen Foundation
  • Since 2013: Member of the Steering Committee, EVICR.netclinical research network, Member of the European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network EVICR.net. and Coordinator for Rare Diseases
  • Since 2013: Member of the expanded Presidium of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • Since 2012: Elected Member of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI),
  • Since 2012: Elected Member of theEuropean Academy of Ophthalmology (EAO),
  • 2012: Visiting Professor, Children's Hospital of the Harvard University
  • 2011:Teacher who received the award of the European Stabilization Society ESA, Bruges 12-09-2011. The role of pigment in the visual system.
  • 2011 Award of the European Stabological Society (ESA), Bruges, 12-09-2011. The role of pigment in the visual system.
  • 2002-2010 President of the European Pediatric Ophthalmological Society (EPOS)
  • 2001 - 2005 President of the Bielschowsky Society for Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology
Membership:
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • German Ophthalmological Society (DOG), Founding Member and Speaker of the DOG Genetics Divisions
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Bielschowsky Society for Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology
  • German Society of Human Genetics
  • German Retina Society
  • Euretina
  • European Pediatric Ophthalmology Society (EPOS)
  • European Stabological Society (EKA)
  • International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma(ISGEDR)
  • International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)
  • Ophthalmic Genetics Study Club
Expertise:
  • Reviewer of Grant Applications: German Research Foundation (DFG), Initiative Usher Syndrom e. V., Forschung contra Blindheit (Germany), Pro Retina (Germany), Wellcome Trust (England), Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust (SHERT)
  • Reviewer and Examiner for international PhD and professorships: Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Essen, Giessen, Hannover,KhonKaen, Thailand, Cologne Lausanne, Switzerland, Lille, France, Montpellier, France, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nantes, France Philadelphia, USA
  • Reviewer for scientific journals (Board Member of some of them):American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, BioMed Central British Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical Genetics, Der Ophthalmologe, DocumentaOphthalmologica, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Expert Reviews, Eye German Journal of Ophthalmology, Graefe's Archive of Ophthalmology, Human Mutations, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus JAAPOS, Journal for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Clinical Monthly for Ophthalmology (KlinischeMonatsblätterfürAugenheilkunde), Molecular Vision
  • Pediatric monthly: Neuropaediatrics, Neuroophthalmology, Ophthalmic Genetics, Ophthalmologica, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Retina, Strabismus
Work in the Board of Specialized Societies and Scientific Colleges:
  • Since 2012: Founder and Speaker of the Unit of Genetics at theGerman Ophthalmological Society (DOG), Member of the General Presidium of the German Ophthalmological Society
  • Since 2007: Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of ACHSE e.V. (Alliance for Chronic Rare Diseases)
  • 2002 - 2006: Member of the General Presidium of the German Ophthalmological Society
  • 2002: Founding President of the European Pediatric Ophthalmological Society
  • 1999: Member of the Working Group on Clinical Issues of AKF of Pro Retina Deutschland e.V.
  • 1998: Member of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Council of the Pro Retina Deutschland e. V.
  • 1993-1997 Board Member of the German Ophthalmological Society. Other activities: doctor for the blind and visually impaired of the federal state of Hesse; Decentralized Commissioner for women's affairs in higher education institutions, FB 11,Justus Liebig University Giessen
Main research interests:
  • Retinopathy of premature infants, ophthalmogenetics, development of new psychophysiological research methods, ocular imaging, new surgical techniques for eye diseases in childre
Clinical specialization:
  • Diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatment of strabismus of all degrees of severity
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neuro-ophthalmological diseases
  • Diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatment of eye diseases in children, in particular, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma, uveitis, problems with vision organs related to prematurity
  • Diagnosis, treatment and genetic counselling for hereditary eye diseases
  • Optical and electronic rehabilitation
  • Telemedicine ophthalmologic screening for premature infants
Research specialization:
  • Ratio of genotype and phenotype in monogenic hereditary rare eye diseases in collaboration with numerous national and international partners.
  • Medical imaging, electrophysiology and psychophysics in hereditary eye diseases.
  • Telematics in retinopathy of premature infants for preventing blindness.
  • Research on genetic factors of different forms of strabismus.

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology, Pediatric ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Giessen offers entire spectrum of both conservative and surgical ophthalmology. The Department of Ophthalmology at Giessen is the largest German-speaking clinic specialized in the diseases of eye muscles of any severity.


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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf offers diagnosis and treatment of all eye diseases in children and adults at the highest scientific level.


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