LOHMANN, Tibor Karl

LOHMANN, Tibor Karl
Dr. med.



2017 – present             Residency, Department of Ophthalmology, RWTH University Hospital


Academic Qualification and Education

2010 – 2016         Medical studies, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2014 USMLE Step 1
2014 – 2015 Research stay at Applied Visual Science Center, Osaka University, Japan (Prof. Fujikado)
2016  State exam in Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2017 Degree of a medical doctor (Dr. med.), RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Teaching experience

2017 – present              Seminar for student on applied ophthalmology, Faculty for Medicine, RWTH Aachen University
2018 Seminar on visual function, Faculty for Architecture, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Honors Awards, Scholarships and Other Appointments

2014         PROMOS-Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service
2014   Scholarship of the Translational Research Network Program of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2018  Borchers-Badge for outstanding medical doctor theses of the RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Research Topics

Artificial Vision, Visual Prostheses, Retinal Degeneration, Biomaterials

Key Publications

  1. Lohmann, T. K., H. Kanda, T. Morimoto, T. Endo, T. Miyoshi, K. Nishida, M. Kamei, P. Walter and T. Fujikado (2016), „Surgical feasibility and biocompatibility of wide-field dual-array suprachoroidal-transretinal stimulation prosthesis in middle-sized animals”, Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 254(4): 661-673.
  2. F. Waschkowski, S. Hesse, A. C. Rieck, T. Lohmann, C. Brockmann, T. Laube, N. Bornfeld, G. Thumann, P. Walter, W. Mokwa, S. Johnen and G. Roessler (2014), „Development of very large electrode arrays for epiretinal stimulation (VLARS)”,. Biomed Eng Online 13(1): 11.
  3. Hirota M, Miyagawa S, Kanda H, Endo T, Lohmann TK, Miyoshi T, Morimoto T, Fujikado T, “Slow Cone Reflectance Changes during Bleaching Determined by Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope in Living Human Eyes”, PLoS One. 2015 Jun 29;10(6):e0131485. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131485. eCollection 2015.
  4. Hirota M, Kanda H, Endo T, Lohmann TK, Miyoshi T, Morimoto T, Fujikado T., „Relationship between reading performance and saccadic disconjugacy in patients with convergence insufficiency type intermittent exotropia”, Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul;60(4):326-32. doi: 10.1007/s10384-016-0444-2. Epub 2016 Apr 25
  5. Hirota M, Morimoto T, Kanda H, Lohmann TK, Miyagawa S, Endo T, Miyoshi T, Fujikado T.,” Relationships Between Spatial Contrast Sensitivity and Parafoveal Cone Density in Normal Subjects and Patients With Retinal Degeneration”, Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 Feb 1;48(2):106-113. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20170130-03.
  6. Lohmann, TK et al, “The Very Large Electrode Array for Retinal Stimulation (VLARS) – A concept study" 2019 J. Neural Eng.https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/ab4113