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.
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20-05-18 (Per Söderberg) Dyrleif Petursdottir passed her half-time control in the PhD-education
19-12-20 (Per Söderberg) Camilla Sandberg Melin defended her PhD thesis
19-06-04 (Per Söderberg) Antoni Firoz received grant for pedagogic project
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
The unit is also responsible for orgnaizing the