After the signature of a cooperation agreement in 2019 between the Departments of Ophthalmology of the Tongji University Shanghai and University Hospital Cologne, the 2nd Shanghai-Cologne Ophthalmic Research Meeting took place online on 5th December during the 2020 China-Germany New technology forum of Tongji Ophthalmology.
Professor Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital Cologne and speaker of DFG FOR2240, gave a lecture on the long-term reconstruction of the anterior segment after injury, including high-risk DMEK. Furthermore, FOR principal investigator PD Dr. Felix Bock talked about the local effects of anti-VEGF therapy. Last but not least FOR clinician-scientist PD Dr. med. Mario Matthaei shared information on fibrillar layer as a novel marker in the grading and treatment of Fuchs dystrophy. Prof. Takahiko Hayashi from Yokohama, a former Alexander von Humboldt fellow at Dept. of Ophthalmology, gave a lecture on lamellar corneal transplantation.
The main aim of the cooperation between the Departments of Ophthalmology of the Tongji University and the University Hospital Cologne is an in-depth exchange between scientists and clinicians of both institutions, especially in the field of corneal diseases.