As a key player in current developments in ophthalmology, the Department of Ophthalmology at Tübingen University Hospital is one of the most renowned institutions in its field in Germany and beyond, excelling in both the research arena and the provision of care. It comprises the University Eye Hospital headed by Prof. Dr. Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt and the Institute for Ophthalmic Research headed by Prof. Dr. Marius Ueffing.
Researchers at these two centres work on a collaborative basis to study the causes of degenerative, neoplastic and vascular diseases of the eye and visual pathway on a molecular, cellular and systemic level. The two institutions work closely together, particularly in the field of rare eye diseases.
With this one-of-a-kind competence cluster of neurology, biology, medicine, ophthalmic optics and vision research, the renowned excellence of the university's research, and its intensive collaboration with non-university research institutes in the immediate vicinity of the campus, the stage is set for the ZEISS Vision Science Lab to carry out fundamental research in an outstandingly effective and supportive research environment.