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Department of Neuroscience/Ophthalmology, Akademiska sjukhuset, SE-751 85 Uppsala
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Revised 20-05-28

The ophthalmology unit at the Department of Neuroscience is responsible for the academic activity of ophthalmology at Uppsala university. The academic activity is directly associated with the ophthalmology hospital care at the Ophthalmology clinic in the Neurodivision, Akademiska sjukhuset.


The ophthalmology unit was founded as the Dept. of Ophthalmology by professor Alvar Gullstrand who was the first chair of ophthalmology at Uppsala University, appointed in 1894. Allvar Gullstrand was in 1911 awarded the Noble prize in medicine and physiology for his work on the optics of the eye. Alvar Gullstrand, in 1914 was appointed a personal professorship in physical and physiological optics. Professor emeritus Albert Alm, in close collaboration with the Uppsala company Pharmacia Ophthalmics, directed the clinical development of latanoprost, the first molecule in a new generation of drugs for reduction of intraocular pressure, that now is a market leader in many parts of the world.

List of previous professors of ophthalmology at Uppsala university

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20-05-18 (Per Söderberg) Dyrleif Petursdottir passed her half-time control in the PhD-education

Dyleif Peursdottir passed her half-time control in the PhD-education on her project entitled
"Twenty-five-year-old ophtalmological follow-up in prematurely born individuals"
For details of the exam, please push HERE.

Congratulations Dyrleif!


19-12-20 (Per Söderberg) Camilla Sandberg Melin defended her PhD thesis

Camilla Sandberg Melin defended her PhD thesis entitled
Morphometric evaluation of glaucoma at the optic nerve head"
For details of the dissertation, please push HERE.

Congratulations Camilla!


19-06-04 (Per Söderberg) Antoni Firoz received grant for pedagogic project

Antoni Firoz recieved 160 000 from the educational board for the medical program at Uppsala university on his application for the project entitled
"Förbättrad inlärning med seminarieundervisning med förberedande grafiska illustrationer som uppmanar till reflektion"


Congratulations Antoni!



The ophthalmology unit has research projects in several of the subspecialities of ophthalmology with a focus on clinical glaucoma research, pediatric ophthalmology, cataract surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, diagnosis and medical treatment of retinal disease, and interaction of ultraviolett, visible and infrared radiation and the eye. The methodology spans from experimental research in the Gullstrand lab to applied clinical research in the ophthalmology clinic at Akademiska sjukhuset, with collaborations in USA, Germany and China.


The ophthalmology unit is responsible for the undergraduate teaching of ophthalmology to:
- The MD-program, including 2 courses per year of totally around 200 students
- The Biomedicine program including 1 kurs per year of totally 50 students
- The Advanced Neurobiology Masters course. 1 course per year.

The unit is also responsible for orgnaizing the
- Physiological optics
- Pediatric ophthalmology
 in the Swedish national residency program