Curriculum Vitae

Dr. med. Robert Hörster

Department of Ophthalmology
University of Cologne
Kerpener Straße 62
50937 Cologne, GERMANY

Scientific career

2015- Affiliated Clinician-Scientist at the Post-Doc level in Project 1 “Induction of transplant tolerance by antihem- and antilymphangiogenic therapies” in the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye” at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne

2016 Habilitation in the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne. Habilitation thesis title:”Experimental and clinical aspects of ocular fibrovascular scarification”

Selected Publications

Hoerster R, Fauser S, Cursiefen C, Kirchhof B, Heindl LM. The influence of systemic renin-angiotensin-inhibition on ocular cytokines related to proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Hoerster R, Schlaak M, Koch KR, Ortmann M, Mauch C, Heindl LM. [Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid. An often unrecognized tumor entity : Clinical aspects and treatment strategies]. Ophthalmologe. 2017 Feb;114(2):134-139. Review.

Hoerster R, Stanzel TP, Bachmann BO, Siebelmann S, Cursiefen C. Intensified Early Postoperative Topical Steroids Do Not Influence Endothelial Cell Density After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Combined With Cataract Surgery (Triple-DMEK). Cornea. 2016 Nov;35(11):1396-1400.

Hoerster R, Stanzel TP, Bachmann BO, Siebelmann S, Felsch M, Cursiefen C. Intensified Topical Steroids as Prophylaxis for Macular Edema After Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Combined With Cataract Surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar;163:174-9.e2.

Matthaei M, Gillessen J, Muether PS, Hoerster R, Bachmann BO, Hueber A, Cursiefen C, Heindl LM. Author Response: Transforming Growth Factor Beta Switch in Aqueous Humor of Patients With Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Feb;57(2):773.

Rosentreter A, Hoerster R, Schick T, Eter N, Dietlein TS, Fauser S. [Rebound tonometry after vitreoretinal surgery]. Ophthalmologe. 2015 Nov;112(11):917-22.

Matthaei M, Gillessen J, Muether PS, Hoerster R, Bachmann BO, Hueber A, Cursiefen C, Heindl LM. Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT)-Related Cytokines in the Aqueous Humor of Phakic and Pseudophakic Fuchs’ Dystrophy Eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Apr;56(4):2749-54.

Hoerster R, Muether PS, Sitnilska V, Kirchhof B, Fauser S. Fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachment is a risk factor for long-term visual decay in neovascular age-related macular degeneretion. Retina. 2014 Sep;34(9):1767-73.

Hoerster R, Muether PS, Vierkotten S, Hermann MM, Kirchhof B, Fauser S. Upregulation of TGF-ß1 in experimental proliferative vitreoretinopathy is accompanied by epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;252(1):11-6.