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Research at the department of Ophthalmology at the Erasmus MC.

About our department

Our research

The following research groups (in alphabetical order) are currently ongoing at the department of Ophthalmology.
In addition, there are also various (international) collaborations with other hospitals worldwide.


  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) * 
    Principal investigator: Prof.dr. C.C.W. Klaver

  • Glaucoma *
    Principal investigator: Dr. W.D. Ramdas

  • Keratoconus *
    Principal investigators: Dr. B.T.H. van Dooren & Dr. W.D. Ramdas

  • Myopia *
    Principal investigator: Prof.dr. C.C.W. Klaver

  • Retinal dystrophy
    Principal investigators: Prof.dr. C.C.W. Klaver & Dr. A.A.H.J. Thiadens

  • Strabismus / amblyopia
    Principal investigators: Dr. S.E. Loudon & Prof.dr. H.J. Simonsz

  • Uvea melanoma / eye oncology
    Principal investigator: Dr. E. Kilic

  • Uveitis
    Principal investigator: Dr. J.C.E.M. ten Berge


* = Many of these research projects are conducted through the department of Epidemiology in the population-based cohort study ERGO (Erasmus Rotterdam Gezondheid Onderzoek), also known internationally as The Rotterdam Study (RS). The principle investigator of the Ophthalmology part is Prof.dr. C.C.W. Klaver.

For students, various research projects are regularly available in our department. Some of them are listed on the Erasmus MC Master's research projects website for medical students. However, this part is not accessible to external students. Students (also from external, regardless of academic year) who are interested in doing (Master) research can contact the department coordinator Master Research (Dr. W.D. Ramdas) to check whether there is a suitable research project.

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