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


Blumenstrasse 11-15
40212 Düsseldorf

Who made it?

Dr. Philipp Franko Zeitz started to work on the “Dictionary of Ophthalmology” in Summer of 2010. The digital structure at that time was programmed by Thomas Lichterbeck.

Since the end of 2010 Frau Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen from the Institute for Computational Linguistics at the University of Düsseldorf joined the work by analyzing the dictionary from the linguistic point of view. In Spring of 2011 Denis Anuschewski from the same institute started to improve the functional aspects of the dictionary. Since the winter term of 2011 this dictionary is an official content of the students´ working material.

In 2013 the analysis and extension of the dictionary was the main part of the project “Feature extraction for Formal Concept Analysis” at the University of Düsseldorf. The results were presented by Denis Anuschewski and Pascal Chave at the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS 2013) in Tilburg.

In 2015 Swiss-based medical translator Hsin-wen Amanda Wu contributed the Chinese part.

In 2022 the dictionary as well as the complete web presence were redesigned and converted to WordPress (by Denis Anuschewski and others).

See who else contributed and which sources were used!

We would like to express our gratefulness to:

International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)

European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) 

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG)

Österreichische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (ÖOG)

Schweizerische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (SOG)

Hellenic Ophthalmological Society

Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología (CAO)

Sociedad Cubana de Oftalmología

Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands (BVA) – with extraordinary gratitude for being our first support!

Institute of Vision & Optics, University of Crete

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Verband der Augenoptiker in Niedersachsen & Bremen

European Vision Research

Ophthalmology Times Europe

Longitud de Onda



Ophthalmologische Nachrichten

Zeitschrift für praktizierende Augenärzte (ZPA)

Der Augenarzt


for supporting us with links and/or reports.

Moreover we want to thank Sander J. Dekker, Alejandra Izaguirre, Nenad Plovanic, Bruno Aguilar, Martina Mišković, Saeko Kawazoe and especially Thomas Lichterbeck and Denis Anuschewski.