January 7, 2023

Rare eye diseases: Eight million euros for research: Funding for four years

The European Union has supported a research proposal on new therapies to restore visual acuity in rare and severe ocular surface diseases under the Horizon Health program. The RESTORE VISION consortium, consisting of the Universities of Cologne, Galway, Milan, Linjöping and Paris, and four industrial partners, has received a total of eight million euros in funding over four years.
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

Experimental Glaucoma Research Group awarded and funded

The Experimental Glaucoma Research Group at the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital of Cologne and the Faculty of Medicine, headed by Univ.- Prof. Dr. Verena Prokosch, has received funding and awards.
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...
September 16, 2022

FOR 2240 Retreat 2022 at Kloster Heidberg

On 30 and 31 August 2022, about 30 DFG FOR 2240 scientists met for a retreat at the “Kloster Heidberg” in Eupen, Belgium. This was the first meeting in person since the beginning of the pandemic. The retreat was led by Prof...
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...