First gene therapy for achromatopsia in Germany

The Centre for Ophthalmology of the University Hospital Tübingen together with partners of the ... [read more]


New group at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research: “Neural Data Science for Vision Research”

Starting July 1st, a new research group headed by Dr. Philipp Berens will augment the research profile of the Institute ... [read more]


Dissection of ciliary networks by a systems biology study reveals novel mechanisms in health and disease.

Researchers from the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Tuebingen University Hospital, have jointly authored a systems ... [read more]


Research network aims at finding answers to un-solved questions on short-sightedness

Biophysicists bring coveted doctoral research network to the Uni-versity of Tübingen for the third time in a row


PRO RETINA Retinitis-Pigmentosa-Price 2015

PRO RETINA Retinitis-Pigmentosa-Prize 2015 awarded to Karsten Boldt


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]


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.

Upcoming Events

Nov 201621Monday

Research Groups Assembly (FGV)

Date / Time
21.11.2016 / 18:00 - 19:30
IOR-Research Groups Assembly

Dec 201621Wednesday

Christmas Party of the Centre for Ophthalmology

Date / Time
21.12.2016 / 17:30 - 21:00