Last year, the Laboratory moved from Charleston South Carolina to University Eye Department of the University of Heidelberg. The Laboratory Head is Professor Gerd U. Auffarth, Eye Department Chairman and a former research fellow of David Apple in Charleston. The intention is to create an international laboratory for research on intraocular ophthalmic devices, thus continuing and extending the research work initiated by David Apple.
At the time of his death, Apple’s laboratory was in Sullivan’s Island near Charleston, South Carolina. That address will remain open for the receipt of device samples from US surgeons. The international side of the laboratory is now in Heidelberg where all of Professor Apple’s archives, historical laboratory samples and correspondence are housed.