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Pivotal study to PREVENT proliferative retinopathy funded by DFG

Pivotal study to PREVENT proliferative retinopathy funded by DFG

On Dec. 14, 2015, the DFG announced that Prof. Dr. Sascha Fauser, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne and one of twelve principle investigators in the DFG research unit FOR 2240, is to receive additional clinical study funding. The study is concerned with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), which is the major cause for postoperative failure after ... Read More
 
Prof. Cursiefen elected to DFG Review Board Ophthalmology

Prof. Cursiefen elected to DFG Review Board Ophthalmology

Prof. Dr. U. Schlötzer-Schrehardt from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Prof. Dr. C. Cursiefen, Speaker of FOR 2240, were elected as German Research Foundation (DFG) Review Board Members for Ophthalmology starting in 2016. The two review board members represent Ophthalmology in the Clinical Neuroscience Study section (FK206), with thirty-two members in all. Their main task ... Read More
 
Cologne eye researchers take the cake at DOG 2015

Cologne eye researchers take the cake at DOG 2015

A staggering number of prizes were awarded to young Cologne ophthalmologists at the Sicca symposium held in Berlin during the annual meeting of the German Society of Ophthalmologists (DOG) on Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Five of the fourteen talks and three of the five projects that were selected for an award went to scientists from ... Read More
 
Visiting Professor Dr. Stern delights again

Visiting Professor Dr. Stern delights again

With clarity, warmth and humor, ocular immunologist Dr. Michael E. Stern mesmerized the audience with a lecture on “Aspects of aging and inflammation in dry eye disease” in his second visit to the University of Cologne. His talk was held on September 29th, 2015 in the CECAD lecture hall on the campus of the University ... Read More
 
BEAT-ROP: Beat retinal angiogenesis in Retinopathy of Prematurity

BEAT-ROP: Beat retinal angiogenesis in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Dr. Andreas Stahl (Freiburg i.Br.) was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne on September 17th, 2015, invited by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Claus Cursiefen, Speaker of the DFG research unit FOR2240 “Angiogenesis, lymph angiogenesis and cellular immunity in inflammatory diseases of the eye” and Director of the Department of ... Read More
 
A visit from Michigan

A visit from Michigan

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne was the proud host of Dr. Lars Fritsche from the Center for Statistical Genetics at the University of Michigan, USA. On Thursday, August 27th, Prof. Langmann (right), the Vice-Speaker of the Research Unit FOR2240 and Endowed Professor of Experimental Immunology of the Eye in the Department ... Read More
 
Three million Euros for better vision for longer

Three million Euros for better vision for longer

Three million Euros for better vision for longer: German Research Foundation approves funding for a new research unit at University Hospital Cologne Good vision is only possible when the anterior part of the eye is transparent. However, when inflammatory reactions in the eye occur, these lead to loss of transparency and sometimes even blindness. An ... Read More
 
ARREST BLINDNESS

ARREST BLINDNESS

Members and guests of the COST action meeting at EURCORNEA 2015 in Barcelona ARREST BLINDNESS Department of Ophthalmology successful in Horizon 2020 application: ARREST BLINDNESS funded with 6 Million Euros The successful Horizon 2020 project addresses corneal blindness, which is the second largest cause of blindness globally, and is also ... Read More
 
Green light for sight

Green light for sight

The 3rd Annual Scientific Retreat of the Center for Ophthalmological Treatment becomes the inaugural meeting of the new Research Unit FOR 2240 “(Lymph)angiogenesis and Cellular Immunity In Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye”