Ingrid Kreissig is a world-renowned retina specialist,
currently Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Mannheim-Heidelberg,
Germany, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Weill Cornell
Medical College of New York, USA, and Professor honoris causa at the Ufa Eye
Research Institute, Russia.
She previously held the position as Head of the
Department of Posterior Segment of the Eye at the University of Bonn, Germany,
and Chairperson of the Department of Ophthalmology III (Retina and Vitreous
Surgery) at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany. She was the
first woman in Germany to chair an academic department for surgery in
She trained more than 300 ophthalmologists from
Eastern European countries, Russia, China, Japan, India, North and South
America, Turkey, Kuwait, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Algeria, Libya,
Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria, Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Belgium, UK, Ireland,
Sweden. Many of them have achieved leadership position at universities or eye
hospitals in the respective countries. She subsequently organized together with
them her yearly worldwide Teaching Courses on: Retinal detachment surgery, the
diabetic eye, AMD (age-related macular degeneration), and intraocular tumors.
Prof. Kreissig’s interests are: retinal detachment
surgery including the balloon operation, medical retina with particular
engagement in diagnostics and treatment options for: diabetic retinopathy, AMD,
retinal/macular diseases and in research: cryosurgery, the perfluorocarbon
gases and the quantity and quality of postoperative visual function after
repair of a retinal detachment during long-term follow-up.
Prof. Kreissig authors/co-authors 423 publications,
including 15 books on retinal detachment surgery in 6 languages and 33 chapters
in textbooks. She supports the Kreissig Travel Grant at the annual ARVO
meeting. The Kreissig Award provided at the yearly EURETINA Congress,
established in 2003 by former coworkers, is supported by the Kreissig
Foundation at the University of Tuebingen.