Dr. med. Philipp Franko Zeitz


Science and education


  • Multiple MEDLINE (US National Library of Medicine) indexed publications as main author (see catalog)


  • Facharztprüfer Augenheilkunde (specialist examiner ophthalmology) Ärztekammer Nordrhein
  • Study center coordinator and principal investigator (phase III, phase IV, international multicenter studies)
  • Reviewer for several national and international journals (reviews performed e.g. for British Journal of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology, Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde)
  • Development and assisting supervision of Doktorarbeiten (dissertations)
  • Lecturing on a regular basis (mostly more than 10 lectures per year)


  • Originator and main author of Dictionary of ophthalmology (supported by the European Society of Ophthalmology) with currently 16 languages, more than 30.000 entries and 2.000 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




  • Studied in Essen, Munich (LMU) and Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Practiced several months at IROC Zürich (Institute for refractive and ophthalmic surgery) 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 of Prof. Norbert Tadeusz
  • Team ophthalmologist  Düsseldorf Panthers (American Football)


  • works as an ophthalmologist with own practice in Düsseldorf