We're Recruiting!

Heidelberg, 23 January 2023.

In lab, news, Jan 23, 2023

Prize-winning AAO 2022

Chicago. 29 September 2022

In lab, news, Sep 29, 2022

Il gruppo 22 di Milano

In lab, news, Sep 18, 2022

Merci beaucoup Philippe

Heidelberg 18 juilliet 2022.

In lab, news, Jul 18, 2022

Silicone oil drug delivery

Heidelberg 11.07.2022 We proudly want to share with you the news that the Pharmaceutics journal has recently published our report on our in-vitro model of the pharmacokinetics of int...

In lab, news, Jul 12, 2022

Platinum Performance!

Nuremberg, Germany 25th June 2022. The German Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC) was the largest face-to-face meeting in three years with 5,400 delegates.

In laboratory, news, Jun 26, 2022

Breaking news from Seoul

Seoul, South Korea. At this year’s APACRS Film Festival we won a prize for CSI Heidelberg- A view from inside

In lab, news, Jun 11, 2022

Announcement: Prof. Auffarth to present the 2022 Ernst Bodenheimer Memorial Lecture.

The 2022 Ernst Bodenheimer Memorial Lecture:

In lab, news, Apr 27, 2022

Physico-chemical parameters of Silicone Oil

Heidelberg, 6 February 2022.

In lab, news, Feb 06, 2022

Polyimide cannulas

Heidelberg, 6.2.2022 We proudly want to share with you that the well-respected journal RETINA – has recently published our report on a new kind of cannula made of polyimide that impro...

In research on silicone oil, news, Feb 06, 2022

Pupil dynamics

Heidelberg, 26.11.2021. It is with great joy that we would like to share with you that our paper has recently been published in Nature’s Scientific Reports - on our study of the effec...

In publication, lab, Nov 26, 2021

In memory of Emanuel Rosen

Heidelberg 23 November 2021. We learn with sadness that Emanuel Rosen died on 20 November. Emanuel was a giant in UK, European and world ophthalmology. He was President of the IIIC, I...

In news, Nov 23, 2021



In clinical, news, Oct 12, 2021

The Nuc'Cracker

Amsterdam, NL. Sunday 10 October 2021. One of the award-winning videos at this year’s ESCRS congress was,“The Nuc´Cracker Suite” Art applied to Cataract Surgery – Visualizing an Artis...

In lab, news, Oct 10, 2021

The 80th anniversary of David Apple

Heidelberg 14 September 2021. Today would be the 80th birthday of David Joseph Apple, MD (14 September 1941, to 18 August 2011). He was the founder of our laboratory and above all he ...

In lab, history, Sep 14, 2021

Singapore winner!

Winner at the Film Festival 2021 of the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

In lab, news, Aug 01, 2021

Comparing preloaded IOL-injector systems

Heidelberg, 15 June 2021. We are very pleased to see our paper on the comparison of IOL-injectors published in this month’s Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In an in vitro ...

In lab, news, Jun 15, 2021

Corneal Centre to Periphery: Astigmatism Changes

Heidelberg, 08 April 2021. We are very pleased that our research paper on mid-peripheral astigmatism in an elderly population has been published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

In lab, news, Apr 08, 2021

Using ANTERION® to assess IOL opacification.

Heidelberg, 29 March 2021: We are pleased to share the results of our latest study showing a morphological-functional correlation between the influence of an IOL’s localised calcifica...

In lab, news, Mar 29, 2021

IOL fixed to the capsulotomy!

Heidelberg, 28 February 2021.

In Clinical , news, Feb 27, 2021

Glistening through the years

Heidelberg, 5 February, 2021. We are pleased to report that our latest research paper is published today in the Ophthalmology and Therapy journal: Quantification of the In Vitro Predi...

In Research, History, Feb 05, 2021

Reversible Trifocality

Heidelberg October 2020. We are pleased to see our case report on reversible trifocality published in the October edition of the American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. We pre...

In clinical, news, Dec 01, 2020

Remember 29th November!

Today, 29th November 2020, marks the 71st anniversary of the first implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL) by Sir Harold Ridley in 1949.

In news, history, Nov 29, 2020

Congratulations Max!

Heidelberg, 26 November 2020. We are glad to share the news that Maximilian Hammer, a research student working in our team at the David J Apple Lab, has won the 2020 MLP Medical Excel...

In Laboratory, News, Nov 26, 2020

CSI: Heidelberg. Episode 4 DMEK with EndoArt®

Heidelberg, 11 October 2020

In news, Clinical, Oct 11, 2020

4. Heidelberger Helmholtztage, 27 & 28 November

Die 4. Heidelberger Helmholtztage

In event, news, Oct 03, 2020

Pinhole Xtrafocus

Heidelberg 01 September 2020.

In Clinical, news, Sep 01, 2020

The aesthetics of iris reconstruction

Iris reconstruction with custom-made artificial iris: pupil centration and colour-matching

In laboratory, news, Aug 18, 2020

IOL sutured to an Artificial Iris - does it affect the IOL's optics?

Contributed by Dr. Hyeck-Soo Son. Heidelberg 01 August 2020. We are very pleased to see our research paper published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, indeed the jou...

In laboratory, news, Aug 05, 2020

Anneke Worst (1928-2020)

Condoleances aan iedereen bij Ophtec.

In ophthalmology, news, Aug 04, 2020

Dry eye drops

Drops for dry eyes after cataract surgery

In clinical, news, Aug 03, 2020

Supplementary IOL calcification

Variation in IOL calcification in eyes with supplementary sulcus-supported lenses

In lab, research, Jul 27, 2020

Prizewinning work on Infra-red vision

Rupp+Hubrach Science Prize 2020

In lab, news, Jun 22, 2020

After Lock-down - how to re-start?

After Lock-down - how to re-start?

In news, COVID 19, May 11, 2020

Powerlist2020: Auffarth


In lab, news, Apr 06, 2020

Eradicating PCO

A Landmark Contribution to Ophthalmology

In lab, news, Mar 29, 2020

DGII Mainz

Apple Lab at the 34th DGII Annual Congress.

In News, Feb 15, 2020

Visualising rays in IOLs

Ray visualization and analysis of IOL optical performance

In research, news, Feb 05, 2020

EDOF IOL research

EDOF IOLs in monochromatic and polychromatic light

In research , news, Jan 20, 2020

Reasons for explanting IOLs

Demographics and reasons for explanting IOLs

In research, news, Jan 18, 2020

70th IOL anniversary

Today is the 70th anniversary of the first IOL operation, Sir Harold Ridley’s implantation of an intraocular lens.

In history, lab, Nov 29, 2019

CSI:Heidelberg Episode 2

Focus on Multifocal and EDOF IOL Technology

In news, publication, Oct 01, 2018

Hydrophilic acrylic IOLs and Lamellar keratoplasty

A new research article from the Apple Lab on IOL opacification after lamellar keratoplasty

In news, publication, Aug 22, 2017

CSI: Heidelberg Episode 3

Focus on Multifocal and EDOF IOL technology

In news, publication, Aug 30, 2016

Better vision for AMD patients.

TOKYO World Ophthalmic Congress

In clinical, news, Apr 03, 2014

A Lab with history

The origin of the David J Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology goes back to the establishment in 1980 by David Apple and Randall J. Olson MD of a pathology laboratory i...

In history, Aug 01, 2013


Welcome to the David J Apple Laboratory, home of David Apple’s vision to improve intraocular lenses, cataract surgical techniques, and patient care. Today I am the Professor of Ophtha...

In lab, Jan 07, 2013

Why Heidelberg?

Heidelberg nestles in the valley of the River Neckar near to where it joins the River Rhine in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

In history, lab, Oct 24, 2012


Nepal Appeal

Rayner made the first intraocular lens (IOL) 73 years ago, and Harold Ridley made the first IOL operation on 29th November 1949.

In news, Nov 29, 2022


Welcome to the David J Apple Laboratory, home of David Apple’s vision to improve intraocular lenses, cataract surgical techniques, and patient care. Today I am the Professor of Ophtha...

In lab, Jan 07, 2013