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Birgit Lorenz

Birgit Lorenz MD, PhD

Profession:
Ophthalmologist
Subspecialty:
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Job Title:
Head of department, chairman
Medical School:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen, Germany
Residency Program:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen, Germany, Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond street, Lond
Location:
Giessen, Germany
Society:
European Pediatric Ophthalmological Society, President, International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR), President
Contact Information:
Friedrichstrasse 18
Giessen
Germany 35392
Phone: +496419943800
Fax: +496419943809
Email: birgit.lorenz@uniklinikum-giessen.de
Web site: www.augen-giessen.de

Prof. Birgit Lorenz is Director and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Universitaetsklinikum Giessen and Marburg GmbH in Giessen, Germany. Attached to the department is a laboratory for Molecular Ophthalmology where a team of two fulltime scientists together with several doctoral fellows focus on retinal degenerations including the development of animal models and novel gene therapeutic approaches. The department is a certified site for clinical studies of the European Vision Institute E.V.I.. Professor Lorenz is professor of neuroophthalmology and ophthalmic genetics. She qualified at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet of Munich and was a visiting scientist at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London, of the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, and of the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology. She has been founding president of the European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society EPOS and served as president from 2002 to 2010. She is scientific advisory board member of Pro Retina Deutschland and of the Allianz Chronischer Seltener Erkrankungen ACHSE. She is editor of 3 books and has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers. Her actual research interests and research activities include genotyping and genotype-phenotype correlation of genetic eye diseases, gene therapy of hereditary retinal disorders; electrophysiology, psychophysics and imaging of hereditary eye diseases; wide-field-digital imaging and telemedicine for detection and quantification of acute retinopathy of prematurity, paediatric neuroophthalmology, pathophysiology of strabismus disorders, and pathophysiology of congenital and juvenile cataracts. She has already hosted several ICO fellows.

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