Anja Palmowski-Wolfe

Prof. Dr. med.
Anja Palmowski-Wolfe F.E.B.O.

Position(s)
Chief Physician Eye Clinic
Erasmus Coordinator of the Faculty of Medicine

Institution
University Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 265 87 22

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Research Focus

Endocrinology, Metabolism & Developmental Disorders

Area of Research

Strabismus, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology: examination methods and treatment; Endorine Orbitopathy; Electrophysiology, structure-function analysis relating OCT, visual fields and the global flash multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG)


Approved Research Projects

  • Structure function analysis in glaucoma: relating OCT, visual fields and the global flash multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG)
  • Improving visual functions in young children with amblyopia through perceptual learning: functional and structural changes
  • Tendonelongation with Tutopatch to correct high angle strabismus in thyroid associated orbitopathy- follow up with Oculodynamic MRI.
  • Measurement of eye movement in children while reading a German text
  • Plication versus Resection in Strabismus Surgery
  • Objective Measurement of Visual Acuity (VA) by Suppression of the Optokinetic Nystagmus (OKN).
  • Contrast sensitivity Testing in Ophthalmology- a comparison of three Tests
  • BISS – Botulinumtoxin Instead of Strabismus Surgery- Coinvestigator Basel
  • Comparison of different orthoptic methods for the measurement of eye motility
  • TAMDMD Studie, Lead UKBB Dirk Fischer
  • Incidence of thyroid orbitopathy in newly diagnosed graves disease EUGOGO Study under the lead of Nicole Fichter (Olten u UAK (PREGO III)
  • Does a special consultation on smoke cessation influence the smoke behaviour of patients? Study under the lead of Nicole Fichter (Olten u UAK)

    Collaborations

    National Collaborations

    • BISS Study under the lead of Matthias Abbegg in Bern, this includes a collaboration of the strabismus surgeons of the major swiss hospitals
    • Christina Gerth, USZ, who is working on the genetics of congenital glaucoma and Conrad Weber in Neuro-Ophthalmology
    • TAMDMD Studie, Leitung UKBB Dirk Fischer
    • Excitation-contraction coupling in the EOM (Participation in the group of Susan Treves, where we donated samples of the EOM, 2 papers and talks- we are also represented in Susan Treves new grant proposal examining the role of Ca coupling in the EOM
    • RPDE6B Novel Mutations: Dr. H. Viet TRAN , MD, Lausanne, Katharina Stingl Tübingen, Daniel Schorderet, Irovision
    • Incidence of thyroid orbitopathy in newly diagnosed graves disease EUGOGO Study under the lead of Nicole Fichter (Olten and University Eye Hospital Basel (PREGO III))
    • Does a special consultation on smoke cessation influence the smoke behaviour of patients?Study under the lead of Nicole Fichter (Olten and University Eye Hospital Basel)
    • Patricia Dill, UKBB: AUfbau eines Zentrums für Tuberöse Sklerose
    • Oculodynamic MRI in the Clinic: Collaboration with Isabelle Berg, MKG USB and Carlos Buitragos, Neuroradiologie Zofingen


    International Collaborations

    • Prof. Trauzettel-Klozisnski Tübingen a. EUNOS Research Council b. collaboration in research ie Measurement of eye movement while reading a German text
    • Improving visual functions in young children with amblyopia through perceptual learning: functional and structural changes Collaboration with Bianca Huurneman, Donders University, Netherlands
    • Structure function analysis in glaucoma: relating OCT, visual fields and the global flash multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) Matthias Monhardt, München; Don Hood, Columbia; Michael Bach, Freiburg; Erich Sutter, San Francisco
    • Current Problems in Strabismus The Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute Art Jampolsky, Alan Scott, Tina Rutar, John Brayban
    • Prospective Study on the Effectiveness of Two Different Doses of Intravenous Methylprednisolone in the Treatment of Acute Dysthyroid Optic Neuropathy (aDON) (European Group on Graves‘ Orbitopathy, EUGOGO

    Ongoing Research Projects

    • Development of a nystagmus suppression test for the objective determination of visual acuity, principal investigator,
    • Eye movements when reading children in primary school, principal investigator,
    • Long-term Outcome of Botulinum Toxin Injection Therapy Compared to Strabismus Surgery in infants with Esotropia: A Retrospective Analysis Principal Investigator, Supervision Master Thesis Tristan Handschin
    • Participation in the BISS Study- Multicenter Study Bern, Botox versus strabismus surgery, PI: Matthias Abbegg
    • Tamoxifen in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, PI Dirk Fischer, UKBB
    • Studies that are being conducted with EUGOGO through Ms Fichter (representing Palmowski-Wolfe): EUGOGO Study H: Prospective study on the effectiveness of two different doses of intravenous methylprednisolone in the treatment of acute dysthyroid optic neuropathy

    Research Team

    Daniela Hauenstein

    Study Nurse

    Phone +41 61 265 87 18
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    Nisha Dissanayake

    Scientific Assistant

    Phone +41 61 265 90 47
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    Jason Wertli

    Master Student

    Phone +41 76 504 03 26
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    Andreas Schötzau MSc

    Statistician

    Phone +41 61 265 86 23
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    Magdalena Lüthy

    Doctoral Student

    Phone  +41 76 393 66 97
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    Tristan Handschin

    Master Student

    Phone +41 75 433 64 36
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    Dr. med. Nicole Fichter

    Investigator

    Phone +41 62 206 87 37
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    Kerstin Ulrich

    Doctoral Student

    Phone +41 78 914 06 09
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