Gerda Nørrelykke Møller

Head of DepartmentConsultant 

+45 65 41 27 89


Vibeke Tilgaard Jensen

Head NurseDepartment of OphthalmologyDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology

+ 45 65 41 5970


Jakob Grauslund

Professor, Consultant, Head of Research, PhD, DMSc 

+45 21 27 18 77


Core Tasks

The Department of Ophthalmology at Odense University Hospital is the specialist department for eye diseases in the Region of Southern Denmark.


The department carries out examinations, diagnosis and treatment of patients with all types of eye diseases that require hospital treatment.


The Department of Ophthalmology only examines and treats patients who have been referred by practicing ophthalmologists or by other hospital departments. We are a regional centre with a capacity to do elective and urgent treatment of all types of common eye conditions in adults and children alike.


The Department of Ophthalmology consists of three outpatient departments, one ward, one secretariat, one surgery ward with five operating theatres, and a smaller operating theatre in one of the outpatient departments as well as a laser operating theatre in another outpatient department.


We provide the fullrange of ophthalmology services, including:

  • Corneal Service

  • Glaucoma Services

  • Medical Retina Service

  • Neuro Ophthalmology Service

  • Ocular Motility Service

  • Oculoplastics Service

  • Uveitis Service

  • Vitreo Retinal Service

  • Paediatric Ophthalmology

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Screening

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) Service

More about the Department

Research Areas

Research areas:

  • Diabetic eye disease (clinical care, screening, epidemiology)

  • Retinal vein occlusion (clinical care, basic science)

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Non-invasive retinal imaging of ocular and systemic diseases

  • Inflammatory ocular disease

  • Glaucoma

  • Simulation surgery

  • Refractive surgery

  • Cataract

  • Neuro-ophthalmology

  • Age-related macular degeneration

  • Inherited retinal disease

  • Pediatric ophthalmology


Current major research projects:

  • Ocular And Systemic complications In diabetic retinopathy Study (OASIS)

  • Danish Excellence Centre in Ophthalmic Epidemiology (DECODE-EYE)

  • Interleukin-18 and S100A12 in retinal vein occlusion

  • Virtual Ocular Learning Platform (VIOLA)

  • Diabetic retinopathy in response to systemic treatment and intervention real world data from a national Danish database

  • Retinal and cognitive dysfunction in type 2 diabetes: unraveling the common pathways and identification of patients at risk of dementia REGOGNISED

  • Diabetic retinopathy as a marker of cognitive dysfunction and depression DIRMA

  • Navigated laser In branch Retinal Vein occlusion study (NIRVANA)

  • Artificial Intelligence Image diagnostics (AIID)

  • Diabetic retinopathy in relation to Parkinsons disease

  • Non-invasive retinal markers of ocular sarcoidosis

  • Non-invasive retinal markers in patients with giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatic

  • Can pre-training on abstract training modules affect the learning-curve in virtual vitreoretinal surgery?


Key figures

The staff comprise physicians, nurses, secretaries, orthoptists, photographers and optometrists. 110 employees
Number of outpatient visits yearly 50,000 visits
Surgical procedures yearly 8,000
The average admission time at the Department 26 hours
Number of surgical theatres 6 theatres
The Department's Ward has one bed where patients are admitted 170 patients yearly