21.06.2023 Professor…
Prof. Dr. Gerd Auffarth, Medical Director of the Eye Clinic of Heidelberg University Hospital © Heidelberg University Hospital

Professor Dr. Gerd Auffarth from Heidelberg on the "Power List" of the most important personalities in ophthalmology

The English professional journal "The Ophthalmologist" has been regularly publishing the 100 "most influential and inspirational people in the world of ophthalmology" for 10 years. Renowned individuals who have made an important contribution to ophthalmology with their developments are honored.

The Medical Director of the Eye Clinic at Heidelberg University Hospital is again on the so-called Power List of ophthalmologists this year. The placement is based both on the international reputation of Heidelberg University Eye Clinic and the highly regarded commitment of its Medical Director in the areas of research, development and patient care: Prof. Dr. Gerd Auffarth has been Medical Director of the Department of Ophthalmology since 2011 and is considered, among other things, one of the most experienced surgeons in cataract and corneal surgery. As co-founder of the Heidelberg Lions Cornea Bank at Heidelberg University Eye Clinic, he has further advanced human corneal transplant surgery and innovative research areas in this regard at the Heidelberg site. "However, this award is explicitly for the entire team of Heidelberg ophthalmology, which does outstanding clinical and scientific work," the expert emphasizes.

Professor Auffarth is the only German to be continuously selected as one of the world's most important experts in ophthalmology from 2014 to 2023, repeatedly landing in the top 20 worldwide.

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