The Institute for Ophthalmic Research visits ZEISS

40 members of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research started at July 14th, 2017 an excursion to visit the premises of ... [read more]


Zapping between Channels in the Retina

Investigating the biological basis of vision: Neuroscientists from the Institute for Ophthalmic Research analyse the ... [read more]


German Biotech Innovation Award 2017

German Biotech Innovation award goes to researcher from the Tübingen Institute for Ophthalmic Research.


Inauguration ceremony of the new building

Inauguration ceremony of the new building, hosting the Institute for Ophthalmic Research and the University Eye Hospital ... [read more]


Scientific Symposium by the German Ophthalmological Society at the opening of the new building of the Institute for Ophthalmic Research

Under the patronage of Prof. Marius Ueffing (Director of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research) and Prof. K. U. ... [read more]


"ROBUST VISION" - New Research Network at the University of Tuebingen

New research network funded by the German Research Council at the University of Tuebingen

The German Research Council ... [read more]


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.

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Sep 2017 12 Tuesday

TV story on Myopia by researchers of the institute of Ophthalmology [in German]

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Jul 2017 20 Thursday

Traffic Light Pilot for Visually Impaired People

Today's smartphones are...

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May 2017 09 Tuesday

How to slow the trend towards myopia?

Myopia is almost...

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Apr 2017 04 Tuesday

Launch of the European Reference Network ERN EYE

Successfull Kick-Off...

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