Philipp Franko Zeitz

  • Studied in Essen, Munich (LMU) and Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Practiced several months at IROC Zürich (Institute for refractive and ophthalmic surgery) under Prof. Dr. Dr. Theo Seiler
  • Doctoral thesis „Tageszeitlicher Verlauf von Refraktion, Visus, Tensio, Pachymetrie und Keratometrie bei LASIK-operierten Augen“ (Prof.Dr. Dr. Theo Seiler)
  • Ophthalmological education in Düsseldorf and at "Augenklinik Tausendfensterhaus" Duisburg
  • Former guest lecturer at Braunschweig University of Art (HBK Hochschule für bildende Künste) on invitation from Prof. Norbert Tadeusz
  • Team ophthalmologist  for the Düsseldorf Panthers (American Football)
  • works as an ophthalmologist in Düsseldorf


Science and education

as of 06/2014

  • 14 MEDLINE (US National Library of Medicine) indexed publications as main author (see catalog)
  • Originator and main author of the first comprehensive digital dictionary of ophthalmology (supported by the European Society of Ophthalmology) with currently 12 languages, more than 30.000 entries and 1.800 pictures. Follow-up projects with the Institute of Computational Linguistics at the University of Düsseldorf (Frau Prof. Dr. Petersen)
  • Guest editor and author of the key topic "Vertigo from an interdisciplinary perspective" for "Der Ophthalmologe" (1/2013), Springer Publishing, Journal of the German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG) and "Vertigo" for "HNO" (9/2013), Springer Publishing, Journal of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Good clinical practice (GCP) certified
  • Participation at (currently three) international or national multicenter studies
  • Active reviewer for several national and international journals (reviews performed e.g. for British Journal of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology)
  • Development and assisting supervision of Doktorarbeiten (dissertations)
  • Lecturing on a regular basis (more than 10 lectures each year during the last three years)