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Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling

Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling

ophthalmology, corneal transplantation
ophthalmology, corneal transplantation
User ScoreExperienceRatingPrice RangePublicationsOnline Consultations
93%30 years9.7/10$$$$538No


Country, City
Germany, Dusseldorf
Health facility
University Hospital Dusseldorf
Medical unit
Department of ophthalmology

About the doctor

Prof. Dr. Gerd Geerling is an ophthalmologist with 29 years of experience, currently working at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is known for his expertise in corneal transplantation and has made significant contributions to the field. Prof. Geerling has an impressive CV, including specialized training in corneal and oculoplastic surgery from renowned institutions such as the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London. He has also been involved in research and has published 538 scientific publications, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field of ophthalmology. One of the most notable aspects of Prof. Geerling's career is his role in introducing modern methods of lamellar corneal transplantation and intraoperative optical coherence tomography in Germany. These innovative techniques have improved the outcomes of corneal transplant surgeries and have set him apart as a leader in his field. With his extensive experience, corneal transplantation expertise, and research and innovation dedication, Prof. Dr. Gerd Geerling is considered a highly skilled and respected ophthalmologist. His contributions to the field have advanced the understanding and treatment of eye conditions and improved the lives of his patients.

Skills & Expertise

dry eye
lacrimal gland
meibomian gland
endothelial keratoplasty
surface reconstruction
meibomian gland dysfunction
laser thermokeratoplasty
optical coherence tomography
ocular surface reconstruction
membrane endothelial keratoplasty
eye drops
corneal transplantation
epithelial cells
mucous membrane
keratoconjunctivitis sicca
photorefractive keratectomy
penetrating keratoplasty
corneal epithelial cells
descemets membrane
corneal surgery
phototherapeutic keratectomy
cataract surgery
acanthamoeba keratitis
anterior segment
macular edema
visual acuity
oculoplastic surgery
corneal injury
lamellar corneal transplantation
corneal dystrophy
endothelial corneal dystrophy
corneal oculoplastic surgery


CV (Curriculum Vitae)

  • Studied human medicine at the North Rhine-Westphalia Technical University of Aachen and in England
  • 1994 MD thesis: "Examinations on cornea and conjunctiva after alkali burns using scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive of x-ray analysis"
  • 1996 Board certification as an ophthalmologist
  • Specialist training in corneal and oculoplastic surgery at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (John CG Dart, J. Richard O. Collin and Geoffrey E. Rose)
  • 2003 Habilitation and received the title of the teacher at the University of Luebeck, defending the thesis: "Natural substitutes for tears"
  • Specialized training in glaucoma surgery in Wurzburg
  • 2000 Corneal Consultant in Luebeck, introducing lamellar corneal surgery
  • 2003 Moorfields Eye Hospital and Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
  • Corneal Wound Healing Basic Science Laboratory of Sir Peng Tee Khaw
  • 2005 Department of ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein in Luebeck
  • 2005 Associate Professor of the Department of ophthalmology at the University of Wurzburg and Deputy Director of the Department of Ophthalmology
  • Honorary scientist to the Institute of Biomedical Optics at the University of Luebeck
  • 2011 Professor and Director, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Dusseldorf
Awards & Memberships
  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member of the German Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member of the German Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of the German Society of Intraocular Lens Implantation, Interventional and Refractive Surgery
  • One of the first to introduce modern methods of lamellar corneal transplantation and intraoperative optical coherence tomography in ophthalmology in Germany


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Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty is the predominant keratoplasty procedure in Germany since 2016: a report of the DOG-section cornea and its keratoplasty registry.

16 August, 2023

High impact actions to reduce the carbon dioxide footprint in an ophthalmic operation room: a narrative review.

14 August, 2023

Dry eye disease sustainability

August, 2023


Where does the doctor practice?

What is the specialization of Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling?

The primary specialization of the doctor is ophthalmology, corneal transplantation.

What is the experience of the specialist?

Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling has been practicing for more than 30 years.

What is the rating of the doctor?

What topics does Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling expert at?

The doctor has excellent knowledge in eye, dry eye, transplantation, lacrimal gland, ophthalmology.

Is the specialist involved in the research?

Does the specialist offer online consultations?

No, Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling doesn’t perform virtual appointments.

Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling
Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Geerling

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