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Recent Awards

  • Juan Tabernero | Carl Zeiss Young Investigator Award 2012
  • Frank Schaeffel | European Vision Award 2012
  • Regan Ashby | Attempto Award 2010
  • Frank Schaeffel | Fellow of ARVO 2009

Invited Presentations

Video of the german lecture "Myopieentwicklung"

"Presentation at the Innovation Symposium in Düsseldorf, Germany, January 16, 2016 (Organizer: Dr. Hakan Kaymak)
Prof. Dr. Frank Schaeffel - Myopieentwicklung from Breyer, Kaymak & Klabe on Vimeo.

2016

January 16. Innovationssymposium Augenchirurgie . Breyer, Kaymak & Klabe Augenchirurgie Düsseldorf. Thema: „Myopieentwicklung: Neueste Erkenntnisse aus der Forschung“ (Dr. Hakan Kaymak).
February 23. Kick-off meeting des Madam Curie Netzwerks „MyFUN“, in Tuebingen. Talks: (1) “Questions in myopia which need fundamental understanding” (2) “Inter-individual variability of myopia” (3) “Why suddenly myopia?” (MyFUN Network)
April 16. Frühjahrsfortbildung am Augenzentrum Würzburg. „Ursachen und Risiken der Myopieentwicklung, Verhaltens- und medikamentöse Therapieempfehlungen für Schulkinder“ (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schrader)
May 18. PhD examination: Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan. Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, Instituto de Óptica "Daza de Valdés", Spanish Council for Scientific Research, CSIC, Madrid (Prof. Dr. Susana Marcos)
June 8. Akademie für Medizinische Fortbildung. Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe. Bochum. „The myopia boom Bildschirmarbeit an Tablet und Notebook. Aktuelle Erkenntnisse der Myopieforschung“
June 30. University of Crete, Institute of Vision and Optics, Chania. 12thAegean Summer School on Visual optics. (1) “Biological mechanisms of myopia: results from animal models”, (2) “Peripheral refraction: why does it matter?” (3) “Visual performance in animals” (Dr. Sotiris Plainis & Prof. I.G. Pallikaris)
October 2. Annual meeting of the German Ophthalmologists (DOG), Berlin. „Myopie – was wusste man 1890 und was weiss man heute?“ (Professor Dr. M. Rohrbach)
November 13. Jährliche Tagung der Bielschowski Gesellschaft, Jena. „Biologische Mechanismen der Myopie und abgeleitete Interventionsmöglichkeiten“ (Dr.  Ulrich Voigt)
November 28-30. Annual meeting and winter school MyFUN network. (1) “Current research on myopia”. (2) “Refraction techniques over the past 50 years”. (MyFUN network)
November 30. Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft e.V., München. „Kurzsichtigkeit - warum das Auge immer weiter wächst und was wir dagegen tun können“. (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Winter)
December 3. 23. Erfurter Tage, Symposium zur Prävention arbeitsbedingter Gesundheitsgefahren und Erkrankungen, Kaisersaal Erfurt. „Zunahme der Kurzsichtigkeit - Folge moderner Technik?“ (Frau Bianka Thierfelder)

2015

Jan 19-23 Moderator at the Final meeting of the EC Initial Training Network OpAL, Murcia, Spain
Feb 26 Interview Swiss TV about myopia in children
Mar 4 Fielmann Castle in Plön, Germany, presentation "Myopia research - what do we know today?" (Prof. Hans-Jürgen Grein)
April 16 University Eye Hospital Zuerich, Switzerland, presentation "Do humans become more and more myopic?" (Prof. Jens Funk)
May 16 Concert hall Freiburg, Germany, 10th Contact lens forum, organized by Hecht Contact lenses, presentation: "Biological mechanisms of myopia in children and intervention strategies" (Frank Widmer, CEO)
June 15 University Medical Center Rotterdam, Holland, presentation "Myopia - lessons learned from mouse studies", and PhD examination of Dr. Virginie Verhoeven (Prof. C.C.K. Klaver)
July 2 Breyer-Kaymak Augenchirurgie Düsseldorf, "Measurement of lens tilt and decentration with Purkinje images" (Dr. H. Kaymak)
Sept 23 Wenzhou, China, Zeiss International Myopia Symposium, presentation: "Attempts to interfere with myopia development: light, optics, atropine" (Dr. Christian Lappe)
Sept 25 Wenzhou, China, 15th International Myopia Conference, The Sek-Chin Chew memorial lecture "Myopia - what is new and what is old?" (selected by IMC committee)
Oct 2 Berlin, Germany, Annual meeting of the German Ophthalmological Society, Organization of a Symposium on "Vision in aninmals", presentations "Depth perception: how do animals determine the distance to their prey?" and "Limits of light sensitivity in the animal kingdom" (Prof. Bartz-Schmdit)
Oct 4 Berlin, Germany, Annual meeting of the German Ophthalmological Society, presentation "Mechanisms of myopia progression" (Prof. W. Lagreze)
Oct 5 Cologne, Germany. Live Interview on the ARD "Morgenmagazin" (TV)
Oct 10 Heilbronn, Germany, patients' meeting of ProRetina, presentation "Progress in myopia research" (Bettina Blau)
Oct 24 Jena, Germany, annual meeting of the Working group on Ophthalmic Optics ("Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik"), presentation "Myopia - what did we know in 1860 and what do we know today?" (Dr. Ingo Koschmieder)
Oct 30 Tübingen, Germany, Symposium in honor of Prof. Zrenner's 70th birthday, presentation "Current interventions of myopia progression in children" (Prof. Üffing)
Nov 15 Essen, Germany, Meeting of the Optometrists of NRW, Oktogon, Zeche Zollverein, presentation "Development of myopia and its interventions" (Ute Limberg, CEO)
Nov 25 Tübingen, Germany, Meeting of the Ophthalmologist and Residents, presentation "How can we slow the progression of myopia in children?" (Prof. Bartz-Schmidt, Prof. Dominik Fischer)

2014

January 18 "Light and Emmetropization", International Myopia Conference, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, China  
January 21 "Grenzen des Sehens bei Mensch und Tier", Abendvortrag Fachhochschule Aalen (Prof. Schiefer)  
January 22 "Warum wachsen Augen länger? Neues aus der Myopieforschung", Fachhochschule Aalen (Prof. Schiefer)  
March 9 "Neue Wege in der Myopieforschung", Optometry 14, keynote lecture VDCO meeting in Cologne  
April 1 "Das Sehen verstehen - neurowissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse", Photonics BW, Kompetenznetz Optische Technologien (organisiert vom Zeiss Vision Lab)  
May 6 Moderator ARVO meeting Orlando, USA
May 22 Moderator, Annual meeting of ITN OpAL, Stockholm, Sweden
June 4 "Wie genau ist die Linse positioniert? Messtechnik und klinische Schlussfolgerungen", Katharinenhospital Stuttgart, Prof. Gekeler  
August 25 "Contrast vision and contrast adaptation" keynote lecture at the 7. International Conference on Visual and Physiological Optics, Wroclaw, Poland  
October 2 "Biological mechanisms of myopia development", Symposium on Myopia, EVER meeting, Nice, France (Dr. Mike Francke and Franziska Rauscher)  
October 14 "Kurzsichtigkeit - warum das Auge immer weiter wächst und was wir dagegen tun können", Abendvortrag (gemeinsame Fortbildungsveranstaltung der Landesapothekerkammer Hessen, der Deutschen Pharmazeutischen Gesellschaft und der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main), Frankfurt
October 17 "Biologische Mechanismen der Myopie und daraus abgeleitete Eingriffmöglichkeiten bei Kindern", Symposium "Visuelle Rehabilitation bei Kindern", Inselspital Bern, Switzerland  
October 25 "Foveales Blauskotom und seine Beziehung zur Geometrie der Fovea und zur Verteilung des Makulapigments", Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik, Ilmenau  

2013

February 26,„Gast im Studio“, Schwäbisches Tageblatt Tübingen
March 4,Midterm review meeting of EC-ITN OPAL, Brussels, presentation about the progress of the ITN fellows
March 27,“Current progress in myopia research in Tübingen”, St. Thomas Hospital London (Prof. C. Hammond)
April 13,“Normale Refraktions- und Sehentwicklung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen”, VDCO meeting, Aalen
May 8,Moderator of two sessions (Myopia and Emmetropization and Refractive errors, Myopia II) at the annual ARVO meeting, Seattle, USA
June 15,“Warum wachsen Augen länger? – Neues aus der Myopieforschung“, DOC meeting Nurenberg, Seminar für die Praxis des Augenarztes
June 21,“Vom Huhn zum Mensch – das Rästel der Myopie” EyeCademy, Augenärztetagung Bremen, Germany
July 8,“Vision in animals”, and “Current projects in the Section of Neurobiolgy of the Eye” two invited talks at annual meeting and summer school of OpAL, Santorini, Greece (Prof. G. Haris)
September 28,“Mechanismen der Myopie und Komplikationen bei hoher Myopie” ProRetina meeting about high myopia, Cologne, Germany (Ruth Forschbach)
October 4,“The role of peripheral optics in the development and progression of myopia”, OSA Vision meeting, College of Optometry, Houston
October 11, “Biological mechanisms of myopia”, Changsha Myopia meeting, Changsha, China (with appointment as a guest Professor)

2012

15.-17. Jan, University of Murcia, Doctoral Examination, organized by Prof. P Artal
18.-19. Jan, Augenklinik Rendsburg, Herrenhaus Kluvensiek, "Das Rätsel der Myopie", organized by N Borgwardt
7.-14. March, Wenzhou Medical College Wenzhou "Current myopia projects in Tuebingen", organized by Dr. Liqin Jiang
21. March, Europäisches Patentamt München "Das Rätsel der Myopie", organized by Dr D Vasquez
28. April 2012, Ophthalmologische Schlossgespräch Ahaus, "Das Rätsel der Myopie", organized by Augenklinik Ahaus, Dr. Gerll
2.-4. May, University of Houston, Doctoral examination, organized by Prof. A Glasser
5.-11. May, ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale
28.-31. July, Bernstein Summer School Computational Neuroscience, Freudenstadt, "Optics of the Eye", organized by Prof. M Bethge
17.-21. Sept, Summer School of ITN "OPAL", Madrid, "Role of accommodation in emmetropization". Organized by Prof. S Marcos, FS scientific coordinator.
10.-13. Oct, EVER meeting Nizza, Award lecture "European Vision Award", "From chickens to humans - learning about the puzzles of myopia", and Zeiss Symposium "Genesis, genetics and control", here "Ocular and refractive development in children" organized by Carl Zeiss Vision (Dr. C Lappe)
20. Oct, Patientensymposium Heilbronn, ProRetina, "Physiologische und pathologische Myopie - Therapieversuche", organized by B Blau
21.-22. Nov, Augenklinik Hannover, "Vom Huhn zum Menschen - die Rätsel der Myopie"
28.-30. Nov, Freiburg, Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik, "Transverse chromatische Aberration und Linsendicke", organized by Dr S Heinrich und Prof. M Bach

2011

11. Feb, Baden-Württembergische Augenärztetagung Tübingen, "Myopie - ein Forschungsgebiet mit vielen Überraschungen"
17. April, Augenklinik Düsseldorf, (International Innovative Ophthalmosurgery) "Demonstration of new lens scanner", organized by H. Kaymak
29. April - 7. May, ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale
16.-17. May, Kick-off meeting ITN "OPAL", scientific coordinator
20. June, University of Jena, Zenrtum für Medizinische Optik und Photonik, "Kontrastsehen und Kontrastadaptation", organized by Prof. R Kowarschik et al
28. June, FH Darmstadt, "Sehen der Tiere" organized by Prof. R Blendowske
6. July, Myopia Workshop Zeiss-Oberkochen "Myopie-Entstehung und Myopie-Kontrolle" and "Stellungnahme", organized by Dr. H Krug
30. Sept - 2. Oct, Tagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, Berlin "Regulation des Bulbuswachstums des myopen Auges", organized by PD Dr. A Hassenstein
6.-7. Oct, Patientenveranstaltung von ProRetina, Bremen "Physiologische und pathologische Myopie - Therapieversuche", organized by I Rathleff
8.-10. Oct, Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik Aalen, "Random dot stereopsis despite sever independent spatial jitter in both eyes", organized by Dr. H Krug
24.-26. Nov, Augenklinik Wien, "Physiologische und pathologische Myopie", organized by Prof. O Findl

2010

17.-21. Jan, University of Murcia, Spain, Winter school of RTN MyEuropia "Power and limits of photorefraction", organized by Prof. P Artal
15.-19. Mar, University of Murcia, Spain, "Myopia Updates", organized by Prof. P Artal
16.-17. April, Augenärzte-Symposium, Bergisch Gladbach, Lerbach, "Ursachen der Myopie - epidemiologische Untersuchungen, Genetik und Einfluss der Netzhaut", organized by Dr. H Kaymak
30. April - 8. May, ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale
5.-9. July, Summer School Visual Optics, Crete, "Emmetropization and myopia development" and "Principles of photorefraction and applications", organized by Prof. I Pallikaris and Prof. P Artal
26.-29. July, 13th International Myopia Conference Tübingen, Chairman and scientific organizer (with Dr. M Feldkaemper)
29. Sept, 10. Darmstädter Augenärztliches Symposium, "Das Rätsel der Myopie - experimentelle und epidemiologische Studien", organized by Augenklinik Darmstadt
8.-10. Oct, Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik, Bad Homburg, "Calibration and precision of a self-calibrating video gaze tracker", organized by Prof A Langenbucher
12.-16. Oct, Kalmar, Sweden "Optical aberrations, adaptation and myopia" organized by Prof J Gustafsson, and Lund, Sweden "Optical tricks of the eye", organized by Prof. RR Kröger
21. Oct, Neurokolloquium Tübingen "The role of ambient illumination in ocular development in chickens", organized by Prof. P Thier et al
2. Dec, Aalen, Carl Zeiss Vision "Myopia and possible ways of intervention", and Zeiss Oberkochen "Binocular vision and stereopsis", organized by Dr. H Krug
6. Dec, Augenklinik Düsseldorf (International Innovative Ophthalmosurgery), "Measurements of visual functions with intraocular lenses" organized by Dr. H Kaymak

2009

16. Jan, 2. Interdisziplinäres Forum Schnittstelle Mensch, Hören und Sehen, Tübingen, "Sehen Tiere anders als der Mensch" organized by Prof.
26.-29.1., Midterm review meeting RTN "MyEuropia", Venice, Italy, scientific coordinator
11.-13. Mar, International Myopia meeting Madrid/ Valladolid, "Modelos experimentales animales. La experiencia Tubingen", and "Optical treatments of myopia" organized by Prof. J Merajo
23.-25. April, Leopoldina Symposium Rostock "Intelligent implants", "Measurement of lens tilt and decentration, and chromatic aberration in the eye", orgnized by Prof. R Guthoff.
1.-9. May, ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale
19.-20. June, DOC meeting, Nurenberg, Germany "Die progressive Myopie - verstehen wir die Ursachen heute besser?" organized by Dr G Kulmbach
23.-25. June, European Projects in Vision Research, "European Training in Myopia Research", organized by Dr T Wheeler-Schilling
14.-15. Sept, ESCRS Congress, "The mystery of myopia", organized by Dr. Kermani
23.-25. Oct, Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik, Schwerte, "Measurement of longitudinal chromatic aberration with polychromatic eccentric photorefraction", organized by W Jaschinski
27.-31. Oct, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, "Current research into myopia: which approaches could work to reduce its progression?" organized by Prof. D Troilo
6.-7. Nov, 22. Mindener Workshop, "Was beeinflusst die Entwicklung der Myopie - experimentelle Ergebnisse bei Mensch und Tier", organized by Augenklinik Minden

2008

16.-19. Jan, annual meeting of the AMO, Zermatt (I) "Objective measurement of lens tilt and decentration in normal phakic subjects" (organized by Prof. U Mester et al)
25. Mar, Doctoral examination, RWTH Aachen, organized by Prof. H Wagner
26.-31. May, Doctoral examination, Hong Kong, organized by Prof. CH To
9.-13. May, daily lectures at the summer school of RTN "MyEuropia", Tübingen, organized by S. Diether and T Wheeler-Schilling
7.-12. July, 12th International Myopia Conference, Cairns, Australia "Cues to the sign of defocus: chromatic and monochromatic optical aberrations and contrast adaptation" (organized by Prof N McBrien and Prof I Morgan)
21.-24. Sept, Annual meeting of RTN "MyEuropia", Maurach, Lake Constance, scientific moderator
9.-11. Oct, Doctoral examination, Valladolid, Spain, organized by Prof. S Marcos
13.-14. Oct, University of Mainz, "Infrared photorefraction in goldfish", organized by Prof. C Neumeyer
17.-19. Oct, Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik, Plöns, "Diurnal variations in refractive state and the effect of positive lenses"
27.-28. Nov, "Euro-Myopia 2008", Toulouse, France, "Current state of myopia research", organized by Prof. F Malecaze

2007

4.-7. Mar, Murcia "Investigacion en Miopia: Avances recientes" (organized by the Spanish optics network, Prof. P Artal)
18. Apr, Bonner Augenärzteabend "Warum wächst das Auge zu lang und wie könnte man es verhindern? Stand der Myopieforschung"
4.-12. May ARVO
14.-16. May, Wittenberg, Genetics of Vision and Cognition (organized by Prof. J. Graw) "New test systems in the mouse"
19.-22. June, Summer school, Jacca, Spain, organized by Prof. P Artal und Prof. S Marcos
27. June, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Sulzbach (U. Mester & H Kaymak) "Optical measurement of crystalline lens tilt and decentration"
24.-30. Sept, Wenzhou Medical College, China (I) "How to publish experimental results" and "Animal studies in myopia"
12.-14. Oct, Arbeitskreis Ophthalmische Optik, Hersching, organized by A Seidemann, "Messung der Linsenneigung und -Zentrierung bei normalen phaken Probanden"
15.-17. Oct, Annual meeting of RTN "MyEuropia", London, "Rapid measurements of central and peripheral defocus and its effects on visual performance - experimental plans and preliminary results" organized by Prof. C Hammond
2.-5. Dec, Europian Vision Summit, Interlaken, Switzerland, organized by the European Vision Institute "Studies on the role(s) of the retina in development of myopia"
10.-11. Dec, InterNeuro, Graduiertenkolleg Leipzig "Control of eye growth and emmetropia", orgnaized by Prof. A Reichenbach
19.-21. Dec, Doctoral examination, Murcia, Spain, organized by Prof. P Artal

2006

14.-15. Jan, Ophthalmologisch-Optische Fortbildung in Münster " Welche Rolle spielt die Bildschirmarbeit bei der Entwicklung der Myopie?"
16.-19. Mar, Myopia & Visual Science Academy Conference, Wenzhou, China "Studies on the visual control of eye growth and myopia in chicks and mice" and "Optical techniques to measure visual performance and optical properties of the eyes in mice"
30. Apr, Ft. Lauderdale, Moderator, Sunday Symposium "Developments in biochemistry and cell biology of myopia"
19.-21. May, Gottweig, Krems, Annual meeting of the Austrian Ophthalmological Society "Tierexperimentelle Modelle der Myopie - ihre Relevanz für die Klinik"
15.-20. August, Singapore, 11th International Myopia Conference "Myopia studies in an animal model that does not care about refractive errors: the mouse"
29. Sept, Freiburg "Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Kurzsichtigkeit" (organized by Prof. KF Fischbach)
13.-15. Oct, AOO, Magdeburg, "Einfluss der peripheren Refraktion auf der Kurzsichtigkeitsentwicklung - neue Randbedingungen für die Optik von Brillengläsern" (organized by M. Hoffmann)
6.-7. Nov, Oberjoch, Seventh conference of the junior neuroscience scientists "Me and my data: how to present and publish your results"
23.-24. Nov, Valladolid, Spain "What we can learn from animal models of myopia" (organized by Prof. J Marayo)

2005

20. Jan, Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, "Chromatische Aberration, Sehschärfe und Fehlsichtigkeitsentwicklung" (organized by H. Weigand)
   
17.-20. Feb Göttingen, Neurobiologentagung
8. Mar, Carl-Zeiss-Optikkolloquium, Jena (I) "Chromatische Aberration, Sehschärfe und Fehlsichtigkeitsentwicklung" (organized by R. Kowarschik)
   
8. Apr, Erlanger Augenärzteabend "Myopie: Entstehung, Prävention und medikamentöse Therapieansätze" (organized by M Kuechle)
29. Apr - 7. May ARVO
14.-19. June, Tel Aviv, Israel, "Experimental efforts to understand retinal image processing for the control of myopia" (organized by Prof. J. Sivak)
25.-26. June, DOC Nuremberg, "Die progressive Myopie" (organized by Dr. Kulmbach)
6.-8. July, Zoologisches Kolloquium RWTH Aachen (I) "Kurzsichtigkeit" (organized by Prof. H. Wagner)
29. July Madrid, Recent advances in myopia research, organizer: Prof. S. Marcos
2. October, VDC meeting, Augsburg, "Was tun bei Myopie? Voll-, Über-, Unterkorrektur und / oder Visual Training?"
5.-9. Oct EVER meeting Vilamura, Portugal, "Mouse Vision Phenotyping" (organized by J. Graw) and "Optical techniques to measure natural accommodation" (organized by Prof. A. Glasser)
17.-18. Nov, Rodenstock, Munich " Measurement of gaze direction through spectacle lenses"
24.-27. Nov, Madrid, "Current research into myopia"
30. Nov, Karlsruhe Augenärzteabend (I) "Refraktionsentwicklung im Kindes- und Jugendalter", organized by Prof. W Lieb

2004

7-8. Feb, WVAO Annual meeting, Bad Herrenalb "Myopie - Unter- oder Vollkorrektion?"
18.-22. Feb, New England College of Optomotry, Boston, USA "Myopia in the Mouse"
23.-30. April, ARVO
2. June, 105. Tagung der DGaO, Bad Kreuznach "Chromatische Aberration, Sehschärfe und Fehlsichtigkeitsentwicklung"
6.-7. July, MEA meeting Reutlingen "Detection of defocus by retinal ganglion cells in the chick retina in vitro"
9.-11. July, Bielschowski Meeting, Munich "Myopie - immer noch ein Rätsel?"
27. July, Rodenstock, Munich, "Myopia research: an overview"
21. Sept, Meeting of the European Society for Physiological Optics, Granada "A battery of optical tests to measure visual function and myopia in alert mice"
24. Sept, Madrid (I) "Myopia" (organizer: S Marcos)
20. Sept, Berlin, Charité "Myopie - immer noch ein Rätsel?" (organizer: Prof. K. Rüther)
29.-31. Oct, Cologne, AOO "Measurement of ocular dimensions in the mouse with low coherence interferometry" (with C Schmucker)
6. Nov, Jena Optics colloquium "Aktuelles aus der Myopieforschung" (organizer: Prof. H.-J. Grein)
23.-24. Nov, Med. Gesellschaft Freiburg (I) "Die Entstehung der Myopie: immer noch ein Rätsel?" (organizer Prof. T. Reinhard)
8.-9. Dec, Rodenstock München "Chromatische Aberration, Sehschärfe und Fehlsichtigkeitsentwicklung" (organizer: A Seidemann and D Uttenweiler)
10. Dec, Mainzer Augenärztliche Fortbildung, Augenklinik (I) "Wie entsteht Kurzsichtigkeit?"

2003

January 29 University Eye Hospital Heidelberg, (I)
Title: "Myopia - undercorrection or full correction?";
May 14 University Eye Hospital Erlangen, (I)
Title: "Myopia - experimental results and clinical consequences";
September 10 ARTEMIS Laserklinik, Frankfurt, (I)
4. Refraktiv-chirurgisches Symposium,
Title: "Stand der Forschung zur Genese der Myopie: Grundlagenwissenschaft und Klinik";
October 11 Annual Meeting of the Swedish Optometrists, Stockholm, (I)
Title: "The puzzle of myopia: Did animal models help us to understand myopia development in children?";

2002

March 16 University of Houston, Dept Optometry.
Title: "Techniques to measure accommodation dynamically";
April 17 IOBA, University of Valladolid
April 18 IOBA, University of Madrid
(3 presentations);
May 10 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, ARVO Special interest group on Infant vision screening.
Title: "Use of the PowerRefractor for Vision Screening";
June 8 School of Optometry, Waterloo, Canada.
(The Clair Bobier Distinguished Lecture);
June 16 Annual meeting of the German Ophthalmic Surgeons, Nürnberg.
Title: "The PowerRefractor";
October 9 ISER meeting, Geneva
Title: "Roles of contrast adaptation, ZENK and glucagon in the visual control of eye growth";
November 11 Keynote lecture at the 9th International Conference on Myopia, Hong Kong
Title: "Molecular biology of myopia";
December 4 Adventssymposium laserforum eV, Köln
Title: "Das Geheimnis der Myopie";

2001

January 31 Augenklinik Erlangen.
Title: "Dynamische Photorefraktion";
March 12 Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft, Wien.
Title: "Visuelle Steuerung des Augenlängenwachstums: Experimentelle Ergebnisse von Tier und Mensch";
April 28 Augenklinik Giessen.
Title: "Visuelle Kontrolle des Augenwachstums und Myopie";
May 17 Symposium Myopia, University Eye Hospital Geneva.
Title: "Visual control of eye growth - results from animal models and humans" and "Techniques to measure refraction form a distance";
July 7 Augenklinik Erlangen.
Titel: "Techniken zur dynamischen Akkommodations-messung";
September 28 Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten, Weimar.
Titles: (1) "The lag of accommodation". (2) "Myopie 2010";
October 1 Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft, Berlin.
Title: "Methoden zur dynamischen Akkommodationsmessung";
October 17 Symposium über Myopie, Novartis, Basel.
Title: "Role of glucagon, ZENK and contrast adaptation in the visual control of eye growth";

2000

February 11 Ophthalmologisch-Optische Fortbildung des Berufsverbandes der Augenärzte in Münster.
Title: "Risikofaktoren der Myopie";
March 1 Berufsverband der Augenärzte Oberbayerns, München.
Title: "Myopie - Ergebnisse von Tierexperimenten und Risikofaktoren beim Menschen"
March 22 Berufsverband der Augenärzte Niederbayerns, Deggendorf.
Title: "Myopie - Ergebnisse von Tierexperimenten und Risikofaktoren beim Menschen";
March 26 Schwerpunktstagung der wissenschaftlichen Vereinigung der Augenoptiker in Jena.
Title: "Myopie, Ergebnisse von Tiermodellen und Untersuchungen am Mensch";
March 27 Deutschen Hygiene Museums, Dresden.
Demonstration PowerRefractor auf der Ausstellung "Kosmos im Kopf";
May 7 DASA, Dortmund.
Präsentation der Photorefraktion auf der Ausstellungseröffnung "Mensch, Arbeit, Technik"
September 23 Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, Berlin
Title: "Visuelle Steuerung des Augenwachstums und Risikofaktoren für die Myopienentwicklung" (Referat);
2000, September 30 Internationale Arbeitstagung der Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten, Würzburg.
Title: "Myopie - ein Steuerungsproblem?";
October 11 School of Optometry, Cardiff, UK.
Title: "Visual control of eye growth and myopia";

1999

April 8 School of Optometry, Berkeley, San Francisco.
Title: "The visual control of eye growth: Systems analysis, optics and biochemistry";
September 16 Augenklinik Würzburg.
Title: "Myopie - Neurobiologie, Optik und Systemanalyse";
September 23 Key note lecture European Optical Society in Wroclaw, Polen.
Title: "Optics, Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Myopia";
October 19 Abschlußsymposium des SFB 307 in Tutzing.
Title: "The myopic eye";
Oktober 24 Tagung des Berufsverbands der Augenoptiker.
Title: "New Aspects of Myopia";
November 15 Augenklinik Hamburg.
Title: "Retinale Kontrolle des Augenwachstums und Myopie";
November 26 Annaual meeting of the Italian Ophthalmologists in Rome.
Titles: "New Concepts of Myopia" and "Clinical application of photorefraction" (2 presentations);

1998

February 3 Universitäts-Augenklinik Münster.
Title: "Warum Hühner keine Brille brauchen: experimentelle Ergebnisse zur Entstehung von Kurzsichtigkeit";
February 10 New England College of Optometry, Boston.
Title: "Features of the retinal defocus detector: are there correlates to technical autofocus systems?";
March 21 Ophthalmologisch-Optische Fortbildung der Augenärzte, Münster.
Title: "Ist Myopie beim Menschen primär die Folge eines schlecht fokusierten Netzhautbildes? Experimentelle Ergebnisse von Tier und Mensch";
May 8 Second Annual Vision Research Conference on "Retinal development, degeneration and functional restitution", Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Title: "Long-term changes in retinal contrast sensitivity from frosted occluders and drugs: relations to myopia?";
June 8 Paul Flechsig Institut für Hirnforschung, Leipzig.
Title: "Bildverarbeitung in der Netzhaut bestimmt das Augenlängenwachstum und Fehlsichtigkeiten";
November 11 Fachhochschule für Augenoptik in Aalen.
Title: "Neue Ergebnisse aus der Myopieforschung";

1997

May 20 Hauptvortrag auf der Jahrestagung der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft-in Mainz.
Title: "Neuronale Kontrolle des Augenwachstums bei Vögeln";
December 4 Institut für Humangenetik und Zentrum für molekulare Neurobiolgie, Hamburg.
Title: "Steuerung des Augenlängenwachstums durch Bildverarbeitung in der Netzhaut";

1996

February 29 Pharmacia, Uppsala, Schweden.
Title: "Experimental myopia and the role of dopamine";
April 23 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Title: "Blur- Physics and Psychophysics";
September 23 6th International Conference on Myopia in Hakone, Japan.
Title: "Deprivation myopia - systems analysis and biochemistry";
September 27 Toyko Science University, Japan.
Title: "Power and limits of automated infrared photorefraction";
October 23 Universitäts-Augenklinik Düsseldorf.
Title: "Retinale Kontrolle des Augenlängen-wachstums und Kurzsichtigkeit";
December 5 Zoologisches Kolloquium, Inst. für Zoologie, Mainz.
Title: "Warum Hühner keine Brille brauchen: Feinsteuerung des Augenwachstums durch Sehen";

1995

February 2 Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Title: "Diffuse image degradation versus defocus: the complex interaction of local eye growth control and accommodative mechanisms";
April 7 New England College of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.
Title: "Diffusion versus Defocus: local versus central control of eye growth";
September 22 International Symposium on "Current Concepts on Myopia", Rome, Italy.
Title: "What can we learn from animal models about human myopia";
December 1 Fakultät für Biologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Title: "Steuerung der Augenentwicklung durch Bildverarbeitung in der Netzhaut";
December 14 Laboratoria Optica, Dept. Fisica (Prof. Pablo Artal), Murcia, Spanien.
Title: "Pitfalls and powers of automated infrared photoretinoscopy";

1994

Juni 29 Universität Konstanz, Fakultät für Psychologie.
Title: "Wie wird das Bild auf der Netzhaut scharf - Experimente mit fehlsichtigen Hühnern";
July 1 Universität Düsseldorf, Fakultät Biologie.
Title: "Wie wird das Bild auf der Netzhaut scharf - Experimente mit fehlsichtigen Hühnern";
October 19 Ruhr Universität Bochum, Fakultät für Biologie.
Title: "Feinsteuerung des Augenwachstums durch Sehen";

1993

February 20 Dept. Optometry, University of Birminghman, Alabama, USA.
Title: "Dopaminergic mechanisms in Myopia";

1992

February 7 Vortrag auf dem Freiburger Augenärzteabend.
Title: "Neues zur Myopieforschung";
August 27 McGill University, Dept of Ophthalmology, Montreal, Canada.
Title: "Myopia - Experimental results from animals and humans";
October 1 Vortrag vor der Bielschowsky Gesellschaft anlässlich der DOG 1992, Heidelberg.
Title: "Myopie-visuell kontrolliert oder genetisch vorbestimmt?";

1991

January 14 Wiener Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft, Wien.
Title: "Kurzsichtigkeit - genetisch vorprogrammiert oder umweltbedingte Fehlentwicklung - experimentelle Ergebnisse von Tier und Mensch";
March 7 Meeting of the National Academy of Science on Infant Vision (Irvine, California).
Topic: "Visual-guided control of refractive development-results from animal models";
September 22 Vortrag auf der Jahrestagung des Schweizer Berufsverbandes für Augenoptik und Optometrie SBAO, Luzern, Schweiz.
Title: "Myopie im Tiermodell";
November 5 Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the the Optical Society of America, San Jose, Californien.
Title: "Optimizing refractive state by visual feedback control";
November 21 Pressekonferenz anlässlich der Tagung des Berufsverbandes der deutschen Augenärzte, Wiesbaden.

1990

April 26 Baden-Württembergische Augenärzte Tagung.
Title: "Kritische Bewertung der Rolle des Akkommodationstonus bei der Entwicklung von Myopie";
Juli 6 Oxford University, Laboratory of Physiology.
Title: "A role for accommodation in eye growth and myopia?";
Juli 25 Neurologische Universitätsklinik Freiburg.
Title: "Rolle des Akkommodationstonus bei der Entwicklung von Kurzsichtigkeit? Überblick über experimentelle Ergebnisse von Tier und Mensch";
August 3 International Conference of the Society of Eye Research, Helsinki, Finland.
Title: "Critical evaluation of the role of accommodation during emmetropization" ;
December 3 Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Abt. Neurobiologie.
Title: "Selbstregulation der Abbildungsschärfe im wachsenden Wirbeltierauge";

1988

November 30 Institut für medizinische Optik, Universität München.
Title: "Wie erlangt das Auge seine hohe optische Qualität?";