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.




More about the Department

Research Areas

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



Current research projects


  • The Danish Cohort of Pediatric Diabetes 1987 (DCPD1987)

  • The Individually-Marked Panretinal lasEr phoTocoagUlation for proliferative diabetic retinopathy Study 2018 (IMPETUS 2018)


  • The correlation between neurogenic and vascular changes in early diabetic retinopathy

  • Retinal Detachment -A clinical, prospective study of patients operated for retinal detachment at University Hospital and a retrospective study of epidemiologic characteristics of surgery for retinal detachment at OUH

  • The Childhood Health, Activity, and Motor Performance School Study Denmark, Eye Study (CHAMPS Eye)

  • Opticus neuritis: Clinical, immunological and experimental aspects


Key figures

The staff comprise physicians, nurses, secretaries, orthoptists, photographers and optometrists. 110 employees
Number of outpatient visits yearly 40,000 visits
Surgical procedures yearly 8,000
The average admission time at the Department 26 hours
Number of surgical theatres 7 theatres
The Department's Ward has seven beds where patients are admitted 1,000 patients yearly