January 7, 2023

Dr. Sarah Barbara Zwingelberg, is awarded Belmonte Fellowship for research on the neurobiology of the ocular surface

Sarah Zwingelberg, M.D., ophthalmologist at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany, is awarded the Belmonte fellowship for her application about "Exploring the Processes of Ocular Surface Neurobiology in Neurotrophic Keratopathy for High-Risk Keratoplasty."
December 15, 2022

Leonhard Klein-Preis for Prof. Matthaei

Prof. Dr. Mario Matthaei, senior physician at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne and the Faculty of Medicine, has been awarded the Leonhard Klein Prize for the Advancement of Ophthalmic Surgery at this year's meeting of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG) in Berlin.
November 22, 2022

4th Shanghai-Cologne Scientific Symposium

On 18.11. the 4th joint Shanghai-Cologne Symposium was held virtually with presentations from the Departments of Ophthalmology at Tongji University and University of Cologne. Speakers from the FOR 2240 talked e.g. about lymphangiogenic preconditioning prior to high-risk corneal transplantation (P2) and treatment of corneal edema (P5).
September 27, 2022

Award for a young ophthalmologist – Wanlin Fan wins the Richard Collin Award

Wanlin Fan, guest ophthalmologist and doctoral student at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. Ludwig M. Heindl and Dr. Alexander C. Rokohl, was awarded the Richard Collin Award – the junior award of ESOPRS. At the annual...
August 29, 2022

3 million euro grant for studies to improve graft survival after corneal transplantation

The cornea is the transparent windshield of the eye. In order to see well, it must be free of vessels and inflammatory cells. If blood or lymphatic vessels sprout in the course of inflammation, the transparency decreases and the patient may...
August 26, 2022

Honorary professorship for Prof. Heindl

Zhejiang University, School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China has awarded Prof. Dr. Dr. Ludwig M. Heindl, Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne and member of FOR 2240, with the dignity of Honorary Professor. The Senate of Zhejiang University selected Prof. Heindl for this special...
July 27, 2022

Mert Mestanoglu wins best poster award @EuCornea in Athens

After two years of online conferences due to corona, this year the EuCornea Congress, organized by the European Society of Ocular and Surface Disease Specialists, was held again in presence. The event took place from 25 -26 June 2022 in Athens, Greece. The society is a non-profit organization that...