About Oxford Medical Group

World-class private eye surgery led by an award-winning surgeon.

Professor Dominik Fischer

MD, DPhil, FEBOphth

Professor Dominik Fischer is an award-winning consultant ophthalmic surgeon, specialising in cataracts and retinal disorders.

He is passionate about providing highly personalised care utilising the latest technology and developments in ophthalmic surgery.

His patients enjoy the benefits of the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and operating theatres at The Manor Hospital in Oxford, part of Nuffield Health.

Experience

After receiving his medical school training in Munich, Zurich and Melbourne, Professor Fischer completed his clinical and research training at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Tübingen in Germany and the University of Oxford, where he read Clinical Neuroscience at Merton College and received his second doctorate for developing a new form of retinal therapy.

In 2012, Professor Fischer became a member of the medical faculty at the Eberhard Karl University Tübingen. In 2020, he was offered the position of Chair of Ophthalmology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, but chose instead to return to Oxford to accept a position as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital and a full Professorship at the University of Oxford.

Research

Professor Fisher and his team are leading ground-breaking eye and vision research including use of artificial intelligence, gene editing, genetic therapies, subretinal surgery, robotic surgery and stem cell therapy.

Professor Fischer leads several clinical trials and is Chief Investigator of the first global post approval safety study for ocular gene therapy. He works with patient advocacy groups, the biotech and pharmaceutical industries and has been expert advisor to the European Medicines Agency.

He has given c. 100 invited lectures across the world, written c. 100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and book chapters and edited many more.

Awards

Professor Fischer has received more than 25 awards for his work, among them the Leonhard Klein award for the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery and the Senator H. Wacker award for scientific contributions to the field of retinal disease.

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2021                     EURETINA Retinal Medicine Clinical Research Award

2019                     L Klein Award for the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery

2018                     Senator H Wacker Award

2018                     Dr W Jackstädt Award

2018                     Club Jules Gonin Travel Grant

2018                     ARVO International Travel Grant

2017                     Retina Award, German Ophthalmological Society

2017                     German Research Fund for Ophthalmology, BAYER

2016                     H Zügel Award for basic research in Ophthalmology

2015                     Inaugural Ophthalmologica Lecturer, EURETINA

2014                     Doctoral Training Award, Medical Research Council & University of Oxford

2013 & 2014          Graduate Research Grant Award, Merton College, University of Oxford

2012                     Leonardo Da Vinci Grant Award, European Commission

2012                     MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, UK Medical Research Council

2012                     Glaucoma Research Award, Initiative Auge e.V.

2010                     Career Development Award, Karin and Ewald Hochbaum Foundation

2008                     NIH Young Investigator Award, NEI & Foundation Fighting Blindness

2001 – 2007           Academic Scholarship, Friedrich Naumann Foundation

2006                     Intercultural Research Award, Peter und Ruth Wirts Stiftung

2002                     Department of Physiology Research Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania

2002                     Best research poster award; European Medical Student Conference

2001 – 2003           e-fellow scholarship; Accenture et al.

2001                     Research travel grant, Witten/Herdecke University Society

2001                     Research Scholarship, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

2001                     Henry R. Viet Fellow, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

2000                    Research travel grant, Smith-Kline Beecham

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2021 – EURETINA Retinal Medicine Clinical Research Award

2019 – L Klein Award for the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery

2018 – Senator H Wacker Award

2018 – Dr W Jackstädt Award

2018 – Club Jules Gonin Travel Grant

2018 – ARVO International Travel Grant

2017 – Retina Award, German Ophthalmological Society

2017 – German Research Fund for Ophthalmology, BAYER

2016 – H Zügel Award for basic research in Ophthalmology

2015 – Inaugural Ophthalmologica Lecturer, EURETINA

2014 – Doctoral Training Award, Medical Research Council & University of Oxford

2013 & 2014 – Graduate Research Grant Award, Merton College, University of Oxford

2012 – Leonardo Da Vinci Grant Award, European Commission

2012 – MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, UK Medical Research Council

2012 – Glaucoma Research Award, Initiative Auge e.V.

2010 – Career Development Award, Karin and Ewald Hochbaum Foundation

2008 – NIH Young Investigator Award, NEI & Foundation Fighting Blindness

2001 – 2007 – Academic Scholarship, Friedrich Naumann Foundation

2006 – Intercultural Research Award, Peter und Ruth Wirts Stiftung

2002 – Department of Physiology Research Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania

2002 – Best research poster award; European Medical Student Conference

2001 – 2003 – e-fellow scholarship; Accenture et al.

2001 – Research travel grant, Witten/Herdecke University Society

2001 – Research Scholarship, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

2001 – Henry R. Viet Fellow, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

2000 – Research travel grant, Smith-Kline Beecham

“Professor Fischer is a great colleague and eye doctor. He is a true opinion leader in Ophthalmology with international standing. But most importantly, he is a kind and friendly person.”

Kuldev Singh

Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford

“Professor Fischer has been working with the ZEISS Vision Science Lab very successfully for many years on different projects including complex optics and optical engineering. He is a warm and kind person and an excellent surgeon at the top of his game.”

Professor Siegfried Wahl

Head of the ZEISS Vision Science Lab

“Professor Fischer is an outstanding eye doctor and surgeon. I admire his dedication to achieve the best outcome for his patients. His warm and friendly personality is coupled with great success and achievements in the field of Ophthalmology.”

Daniel Barthelmes

Professor of Ophthalmology, Zurich

Happy patients

Read about the reviews from patients who have been treated by Professor Fischer.