Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Jørn S. Jørgensen is a specialist in ophthalmology, has 25 years of experience as an eye surgeon, and is a trailblazer in Denmark and Germany in the field of refractive and cataract surgery. He is among the pioneers of a new generation who have established a new paradigm in the field of ophthalmology.

 

The Danish born Dr. Jørgensen completed his studies in medicine at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Later he moved to Hamburg, where he completed his medical training in 1986 at the University Eye Clinic Eppendorf.

 

Dr. Jørgensen, who has always been considered a cosmopolitan with great interest in innovations, has gained his experience in several countries, including Norway, St. Gallen in Switzerland, as chief and head physician in Bremen, Germany, and in Spain, where he worked in the private clinic Navarro in Gijon and Oviedo.

 

Throughout his work, he was always increasingly interested in the field of refractive surgery. He wanted to know how to correct vision disorders and how to succeed in achieving change for the better – how to offer patients a sustainable alternative to their conventional vision aids. To find answers to these questions, he went to Florida, where he completed extensive training in refractive surgery at Newman Eye Institute, which at the time was considered one of the leading institutions in this field.

 

Dr. Jørgensen wanted to bring his acquired expertise to his chosen hometown, Hamburg. Parallel to his new-found passion for refractive surgery he succeeded in 1990 as the first eye surgeon to perform outpatient cataract surgery – using a new micro-incision technique (phacoemulsification). Less than a year later, he introduces the "no-stitch cataract surgery". He always pursues the objective of making the treatments to patients as gentle and nice as possible. With a view to maintaining the patients’ health and quality of life it is even possible altogether to waive the usual hospital stay of 5 days.

 

In 1993 EuroEyes Hamburg was founded by Dr. Jørgensen – the flagship of the current company - after he, a year prior to this, succeeds in introducing LASIK for the correction of vision disorders in the Hanseatic city.

 

The innovative mind of its founder, helps the company to rapid growth and allows within a few years EuroEyes to successfully establish itself as Germany’s largest independent clinical group for refractive surgery.

 

Always one step ahead, Dr. Jørgensen is in 2006 one of the founders of the LASIK TÜV in Germany. The seal of approval is for patients as a guide when selecting a professional LASIK clinic. It certifies the highest possible quality standards according to the strictest criteria.

 

Today, EuroEyes is considered the leading address in Germany and Denmark for the treatment of refractive disorders, and applies a major pioneering role in the treatment of presbyopia, ICL implantation, Femto-LASIK, and much more.

 

With his absolute commitment and surgical experience, Dr. Jørgensen is considered the top expert in the overall spectrum of surgical vision correction.

His success has already reached the magic number of 100,000 eye surgeries carried out by hand (50,000 lens implantations and more than 50,000 LASIK treatments).

 

He is in first-class television, radio and print media such as Stern, Schümanns Hamburger, Focus, Der Welt, Hamburger Abendblatt, the TV channel Hamburg 1 and the NDR broadcast "Visits", and is present as a speaker in numerous national and international conferences.

In 2011 Dr. Jørgensen was, as the only surgeon for cataract and refractive surgery in Hamburg, recommended from Focus – Focus-Ärzteliste.

 

Following his vision completely, Dr. Jørgensen sets in November 2011 with EuroEyes - the first German hospital group ever - the foundation for a location in China. The official clinic opening in east China's financial capital Shanghai takes place in April 2013.

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Scientific Background

  • Medical Degree from University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Basic Training in Medicine and Surgery, Norway
  • Residency Training at the University Eye Clinic Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  • Medical Specialist since 1986
  • Assistant Chief Physician at the University Eye Clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Chief Physician at Kantonal-Spital in St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Chief Physician at the main Hospital in Bremen, Germany
  • Chief Physician at the private Eye Clinic Navarro in Gijón and Oviedo, Spain
  • Solid training in Refractive surgery at the Newman-Eye-Institute in Deland, Florida
  • Since 1992 established ophthalmologist in Hamburg, Germany

Surgical Experience

  • more than 50,000 independently performed eye surgeries, mainly cataract and glaucoma treatments 
  • more than 50,000 independently performed Eye Laser treatments since 1993
  • with more than 5,000 Lens implants, Germany’s most experienced surgeon in the field of correcting presbyopia using lens surgery
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Foundation of the EuroEyes clinic group

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Pioneer in the fields of cataract and lens surgery, as well as eye laser surgery

  • 1990 Introduction of outpatient performed cataract surgery as well as small-incision technique (Phacoemulsification) in Hamburg 
  • 1991 Introduction of the No-Stitch Technique in cataract surgeries in Hamburg
  • 1993 Introduction of the LASIK Method for correction of visual disorders using laser treatment in Hamburg
  • 1998 Introduction of the Topical anesthesia in cataract surgery
  • 1998 Introduction of the implantation of Phakic Lenses (ICL) in Hamburg
  • 2004 Introduction of the Femto-LASIK combined with the implant of intraocular rings in Germany
  • 2009 Introduction of the "Phakic Intraocular Lens Acrysof" for treating nearsightedness
  • 2006 Co-founder of LASIK-TÜV in Germany. The seal of approval serves as a guide to the patients when selecting a professional LASIK clinic. It certifies the highest possible quality standards according to the strictest criteria.
  • 2010 Introduction of the INTRACOR-treatment for treating presbyopia in Northern Germany
  • 2011 Introduction of the LenSx Femtosecond-Infrared-Laser from Alcon. The Alcon LenSx is the first Femtosecond-Infrared-Laser, ever to be utilized in the refractive lens surgery
  • 2012 Implantation of the new trifocal lens for treating presbyopia and cataracts in Hamburg
  • 2012 Implantation of KAMRA Inlay

 

Awards & Honors

  • Author of numerous scientific publications, and was awarded the Hans-Sautter Award
  • 2010 granted the ICLTM Award for having carried out more than 1,200 successful ICL-Implants. Thus Dr. Jørn Jørgensen, alongside his international top position in the laser eye treatment, is also one of the most experienced surgeons for lens implantation in Germany.
  • 2010 granted the certificate „Leading Medicine Germany“ for his many years of medical services in the field of ophthalmology. The Leading Medicine Guide has made it its task to inform patients both in Germany and abroad about the performance of top German medicine.
  • 2012 two ICL ™ Awards for the highest number of ICL surgeries worldwide. Awarded during the 9th International Visian ICL ® Expert Symposium in Milan organised by Staar Surgical in the highest category for “outstanding achievements in the field of lens surgery”.
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Media Recommendations

  • 2004 the Hamburger Morgenpost: „The Laser-Pope of the Elbe. Dr. Jørn Jørgensen helps the inhabitants of Hamburg to see things clearer" lists him as one of the best laser eye specialists that Europe has to offer 
  • 2007 the newspaper Schümanns Hamburger: „The Dane with the Vision“ elects Dr. Jørn Jørgensen as the only Top-Specialist Ophthalmologist in Hamburg
  • 2007 der Stern: „ Improved Vision“ rates LASIK-TÜV as the Quality mark, that serves as a guideline for the selection of professional LASIK clinics
  • 2008 Hamburg’s successful local television Hamburg 1 invites Dr. Jørn Jørgensen to their morning show "Frühcafé"
  • 2010 die BILD for the Theme: „Improved Vision“ elects Dr. Jørn Jørgensen as Hamburg’s Top-Expert
  • 2010 the news magazine Focus includes Dr. Jørn Jørgensen in the list of Germany’s Top Medical Experts
  • 2011 and 2012 the news magazine Focus recommends Dr. Jørn Jørgensen on its list of top medical experts as the only surgeon in Hamburg for refractive surgery and cataract surgery
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Congresses / Seminars

  • 1991 "Cataract-Surgery as Outpatient Surgery"
  • 1992 "Present state of Cataract Surgery and Trends in Refractive Surgery "
  • 1995 "Symposium and Workshop on LASIK"
  • 1996 "Outpatient Surgery in Ophthalmology"
  • 1997 "LASIK: The way to go" in Copenhagen"
  • 1998 "Current Trends in the Ophthalmology and Professional Policies "
  • 2003 "Present state of Refractive Surgery & Co-Management"
  • 2005 "New Perspectives in the Refractive Surgery and Co-Management"
  • 2006 "Surgical correction of vision disorders with Laser and Intraocular lenses"
  • 2010 Organizer and main speaker at the largest international conference in Scandinavia for Refractive Surgery
  • Scientific Lectures and Seminars at the annual International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC) in Nürnberg, Germany
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Memberships & Surveying Activities

  • American Society of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractiv Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands e.V. (BVA) (Professional Association of German Ophthalmologists)
  • Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG) (German Ophthalmological Society)
  • The Danish Ophthalmological Society
  • Bundesverband Deutscher OphthalmoChirurgen e.V. (BDOC) (Federal Association of German Ophthalmic Surgeons)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of VSDAR (Association of Special Clinics in Germany for Eye Laser and Refractive Surgery)
  • 2003 Elected Vice President of the Organization of German Specialty Clinics for Eye Laser and Refractive Surgery e.V. (VSDAR – Verband der Spezialkliniken Deutschlands für Augenlaser und Refraktive Chirurgie e.V.)
  • 2004 Elected President of the Organization of German Specialty Clinics for Eye Laser and Refractive Surgery e.V. (VSDAR – Verband der Spezialkliniken Deutschlands für Augenlaser und Refraktive Chirurgie e.V.)
  • 2006 Member of the Medical Advisory Board (scientific advisor to the American laser producer Intralase)
  • Since 2002: Expert of the arbitration board for medical liability issues of the North German Medical Association
 
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