Irene Gottlob graduated from the Medical School of the University of Vienna, Austria, where she also completed her training in ophthalmology. She spent three years of research in the physiology of the visual system at the University of Vienna and then at the Max-Planck Institute for Physiological and Clinical Research in Bad Nauheim, Germany. During this time, she became greatly attracted to pediatric and neuro-ophthalmology. She then undertook clinical and research fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and oculoplastic ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, USA. She obtained her Ph.D. degree at the University of Vienna in 1990. Before she was appointed in 1999 as a Professor and Chair in ophthalmology at the University of Leicester, UK, she was the Head of Department of Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology at St. Gall, Switzerland. Her main areas of research are the regulation of eye movements and their disorders, in particular, nystagmus, the genetics of neuro-ophthalmic diseases, and amblyopia.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011