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Diagnostics and treatment of infantile and juvenile retinal disorders

The research group comprises clinicians and basic scientists as well as technicians and doctoral students covering the fields of molecular Ophthalmology, electrophysiology, psychophysics, and imaging analysis in hereditary as well as neovascular retinopathies.


  • Genotype-phenotype correlation,
  • detailed ocular imaging
  • psychophysics
  • electrophysiology

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Prof. Hanno Bolz, Bioscientia, Mainz, and University of Köln, Germany
  • Cooperation 2
    Prof. Michael Hoffmann, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Cooperation 3
    Prof. Frans Cremers, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Cooperation 4
    Dr.  Fabienne Rolling, /Prof. Michel Weber, University of Nantes, France
  • Cooperation 5
    Prof. Bernd Wissinger, University of Tübingen, Germany

Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    Research into pathology and therapy of retinopathy of prematurity
  • Project 2
    Improvement of clinical characterization of early onset severe retinal dystrophies
  • Project 3
    Experimental treatment strategies for neurodegenerative retinal diseases
  • Project 4
    Automatic analysis of OCT Scans
  • Project 5
    Genetics of strabismus

Group Leader

Birgit Lorenz
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Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Department of Ophthalmology

Friedrichstrasse 18
35392 Giessen

Phone: +49 641 985-43800
Fax: +49 641 985-43809



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