November 27, 2023

Young Cologne Eye Researcher Šejla Gegić won Margarete Kramer Prize

Šejla Gegić M.Sc. won the Margarete Kramer prize on the annual DOG Congress ( This prize is awarded by the Young DOG for the best abstract submitted to the congress. The purpose of this prize is to recognize outstanding scientific work by young ophthalmologists and scientists from across the field of ophthalmology.
September 19, 2023

International guest from Japan

The Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Cologne was honored to host Associate Professor Takefumi Yamaguchi from Tokyo Dental College. During his recent visit, he attended corneal surgeries with a rich exchange on surgery techniques with Prof. Cursiefen and his team. Afterwards Prof. Yamaguchi gave a guest lecture titled "Visual optics in corneal transplantation to achieve better visual acuity"
July 31, 2023

Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis: Prof. Cursiefen new member

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Director of the Center for Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne and the Faculty of Medicine, has been elected to Chair LVI of the international university ophthalmological association at the annual meeting of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI) in Prague.
July 31, 2023

Funding for glaucoma stent study

The Initiator Initiated Trial (IIT) entitled "Comparison of Positioning, Schlemm Canal Dilation and Intraocular Pressure after Hydrus Microstent vs. I Stent Injection in Combination with Cataract Surgery" conducted by the Center for Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne under the leadership of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Verena Prokosch has been approved by the Alcon Global Grant Committee and will be funded with approximately 84,500 Euros.
July 31, 2023

The aging eye

The National Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina" and the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG) support a symposium on "The aging eye: unmet medical needs, societal implications and future therapeutic perspectives", which will take place on May 25 and 26, 2023 at the Center for Ophthalmology, University Hospital Cologne.
April 14, 2023

Top international researcher as guest

Prof. Dr. Mike (Przemlysaw) Sapieha, an expert in translational eye research at the University of Montreal in Canada, visited the FOR2240 research group and the Chair of Experimental Immunology of the Eye at the Center for Ophthalmology of the University Hospital Cologne and the Faculty of Medicine at the end of March. For several years, there has been a close research collaboration on the role of the immune system in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of vision loss in older age.