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

Gerda Nørrelykke Møller

Gerda Nørrelykke Møller

Head of Department, Consultant


+45 65 41 27 89
Jakob Grauslund

Jakob Grauslund

Professor, Chief Physician, Head of Research, PhD, DMSc


+45 21 27 18 77

Katrine Twisttmann Øelund

Head Nurse

Department of Ophthalmology


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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Artificial Intelligence Image diagnostics (AIID)
  • Non-invasive retinal markers of ocular sarcoidosis
  • Non-invasive retinal markers in patients with giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatic
  • Glaucoma, Age-Related macular degeneration and Diabetic retinopathy: from Epidemiology to National implementation (GARDEN)
  • Deep-learning in diabetic retinopathy screening: detection of sight-threatening proliferative diabetic retinopathy and prediction of long-term diabetic complications
  • Prediction of proliferative diabetic retinopathy: construction of a risk-based index through segmentation (PRECISE)
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