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Peter Hoffmann MD

Full Name:   Peter Christian Maria Hoffmann
Titles:             MD 1993, promoted to doctor medicinae (dr. med.) 1994

DOB:              30. August 1968

Contact:      Augenklinik, Münsterplatz 7, 44575 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany



  • 1974–1978 Primary School

  • 1978–1987 Gymnasium

  • 1987–1993 Medical School, University of Münster, Germany

Clinical posts


  • 1993 University Eye Hospital, Münster, Germany

  • 1994-1998 Kreiskrankenhaus, Eye Clinic, Bad Hersfeld, Germany

  • 1998-present private practice and private eye clinic (65 employees), Head of ophthalmological ward at St. Rochus Hospital, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany

Medical Society Affiliations


  • Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG) 1996 – present

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsenimplantation (DGII) 1995 – present Board Member 2015–2023, double conference president Dortmund 2021 and 2022

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) 2001 – present

  • Verein Rheinisch-Westfälischer Augenärzte (RWA) 2014 – present

  • DOC (German ophthalmic surgeons) Board Member 2017 – present

  • IOL Power Club (IPC) Member 2024 - present

Scientific Interests

Besides general ophthalmology and training in ophthalmic surgery, biometry and IOL calculation soon became a professional hobby. After a couple of conference talks, I published my first peer reviewed paper in 1997. More than 80 papers any many conference proceedings followed. In February 1998, I became a specialist in ophthalmology (Facharzt Augenheilkunde), at that time the youngest in the country.
My focuses in clinical practice are primarily the development of diagnostic sequences and surgical procedures to optimize refractive precision in cataract surgery. The treatment of astigmatism using lasers and implants has always been especially close to my heart. I was one of the first surgeons in Europe to routinely implant toric lenses (since 1998). After the introduction of optical biometry at the beginning of 2000, I worked closely with Wolfgang Haigis and was one of the main data suppliers for the ULIB project in the early years. Through collaboration with Prof. Langenbucher and Dr. Wendelstein, numerous projects on intraocular lenses emerged, including the anatomically based Castrop formula, which is now interwoven with the database. We have established a large biometry and anterior segment OCT database.

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