Unexpected cause of inherited color blindness identified

Geneticists at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research have discovered a new causative gene for an inherited form of ... [read more]


Members of the German Parliament on Visit at the Centre for Neurosensory Systems

The German MPs René Röspel and Martin Rosemann were informed on the research and patient care in otolaryngology and ... [read more]


“Take at least 50 centimeters distance from the computer screen”

Prof. Frank Schaeffel, outstanding expert in myopia research gave an interview to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung


Gene Therapy: First success and many unanswered questions

Prof. Marius Ueffing, Director of the Institute for Ophthalmic Research in Tuebingen explains translational approaches ... [read more]


Hereditary Retinal Disorders at the German Parliament in Berlin

A parliamentary evening with guests from politics, science, patients and industry organized by the project “HOPE”


Welcome to the Institute for Ophthalmic Research

Mission & Strategy

Seeing is an essential part of human life. As a leading centre for vision research we conduct rigorous research in order to break new ground in understanding the principles of vision and the mechanisms of blinding diseases. We are confident that this research will enable us to rationally develop effective treatments that ultimately retain or restore vision.

Within the Center for Ophthalmology at the University of Tübingen Medical Centre, we and our colleagues at the University Eye Hospital jointly strive for scientific excellence, for speed in translating the advancements into patient’s benefit, and for training and mentoring the next generation of leaders in our field.

As leaders and partners in multi-national collaborations, we work for continuous strengthening our ties to fellow international scientists in the public and private sector and to foundations, industry and patient organizations.

As an integral part of Tübingen’s biomedical and neuroscience campus, we offer a scientific environment that favors creativity for generating groundbreaking ideas, their transfer into reality and their translation into diagnostics and therapy to help those that suffer from vision loss.