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Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Rüther, Berlin
Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)


Neuro-Ophthalmology: illnesses of

  •     optic nerves and the visual pathway
  •     eye movements
  •     the pupil

Hereditary retinal diseases (Retinitis Pigmentosa and related diseases)


Eye diseases in infancy

Electrophysiological examination procedures:

  •     Electroretinography (ERG)
  •     Electrooculography (EOG)
  •     Visually evoked potentials (VEP)


  • Study of human medicine at universities Münster, Wien and Madison (Wisconsin, US)

  • Approbation: June 1988


  • Doctorate: December 1989
    Topic: RP patients and molecular-genetic research: Acceptance study

  • Habilitation: April 1997

Topic: Mouse models for hereditary retinal degeneration

2000: Professorship for Neuro-Ophthalmology and Electrophysiology, University eye-clinic Hamburg Eppendorf

2008: Professorship for Ophthalmology with focus on Strabology and Neuro-ophthalmology, Charité-eye-clinic campus Virchow-Clinic


  • 1988-1989: Max-Planck-laboratories at University eye-clinic Munich
  • 1989-1995: University eye-clinic Tübingen, department for Pathophysiology of sight and Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • 1994: Medical specialist for Ophthalmology
  • 1996-2000: Charité-eye-clinic campus Virchow-Clinic
  • 2000-2002: Head of department for Neuro-Ophthalmology and Electrophysiology, University eye-clinic Hamburg Eppendorf
  • 2002-2008: Chief resident at Charité-eye-clinic campus Virchow-Clinic, Berlin
  • 2008-2010: Head of workspace Strabology and Neuro-Ophthalmology at Charité-eye-clinic campus Virchow-Clinic
  • 2010-2013: Consultant at German Hospital Federation with focus on method evaluation, § 116b SGB V and “Nationales Aktionsbündnis für Menschen mit seltenen Erkrankungen”, national active alliance for people with rare diseases (NAMSE)
  • As of 01.01.2011: Consulting physician for patients with hereditary retinal degeneration and neuroophthalmological diseases, Sankt-Getrauden hospital, Berlin
  • As of 01.04.2013: Ophthalmic office Berlin-Dorotheenstraße


  • Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft
  • Bielschowsky-Gesellschaft für Schielforschung und Neuroophthalmologie
  • Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands e. V. (BVA)
  • Pro Retina Deutschland e.V.
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)

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