Prof. Frank G. Holz

Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany

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Frank G. Holz is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Bonn, Germany. He trained at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and completed a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK, with Professor Alan Bird. Professor Holz was a co-founder of the German Research Foundation Priority Program for AMD and the GRADE Reading Center in Bonn. He is a board member of the German Ophthalmological Society and EURETINA; a member of the European Academy of Ophthalmology, the Macula Society, the Club Jules Gonin, and the Gass Club; Editor-in-Chief of Der Ophthalmologe; and serves as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals.


Professor Holz has received numerous awards, including the Leonhard Klein Award for Ocular Surgery, the Alcon Research Institute Award, the Senior Achievement Award from the AAO, and the Jules Gonin Award. He has published more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is Editor of several books on retinal diseases and retinal imaging.


Professor Holz’s major clinical interest is surgical and medical retina. His scientific interests include the pathogenesis, prognostic factors, biomarkers and treatment of macular and retinal diseases, and innovative retinal imaging technologies.