Dr. med. Philipp Franko Zeitz
Dr. med. Joachim Zeitz


Blumenstrasse 11-15
40212 Düsseldorf

Dr. med. Philipp Franko Zeitz (English)

Science and education

Augenarzt Dr. Philipp Franko Zeitz
  • 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“Ocular pain from an interdisciplinary perspective”(12/2011), “Interdisciplinary interaction for vascular diseases of the eye”(1/2014) and “Biomechanics in ophthalmology” (8/2018) for “Der Ophthalmologe”, Springer Publishing, Journal of the German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG)
  • 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

Philipp Franko Zeitz


  • Studied in Essen, Munich (LMU) andLos 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
  • Team ophthalmologist Düsseldorf Panthers (American Football)
  • worked as theatre director (e.g. at Theatermuseum Düsseldorf)
  • works as an ophthalmologist with own practice in Düsseldorf