Prof. dr hab. n. med. Robert Rejdak – Head of Ophthalmology Clinic and the Department of Ophthalmology of Medical University of Lublin and consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology in the Regional Specialist Hospital in Rzeszów. Since 2004, he has been a senior researcher and a consultant in the Medical Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Trainings Director at the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO) and Member of the ophthalmology expert teams such as the Accreditation Team of the Ministry of Health and the Medicine Implementation Team for Diabetic Macular Degeneration.
Since 1999 he has been cooperating with the Ophthalmology Clinic of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where under the supervision of Prof. Anselm Jünemann, he was acquainted with the techniques of the histology and pathology of the eye. Moreover, he underwent training in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. Currently, he works closely with the Ophthalmology Clinic in Rostock. In 2001, he was awarded a fellowship from the German Society of Ophthalmology in the Ophthalmology Hospital of the University of Tübingen, Germany. Then, he obtained NATO fellowship and the EU-funded Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, which allowed him to continue the study at the Ophthalmology Hospital of the University of Tübingen until February 2005. Since then, owing to a long-term research grant of the Kerstan Foundation, he has been working closely with the research group led by Prof. Zrenner.
In 2005 he worked on the effects of homocysteine on the synthesis of synovial acid in the retina and its role in neurodegenerative processes, which was funded from the FORTUNE grant awarded by the University of Tübingen. In the years 2007-2017 he was working on the development of new methods of amenorrhoea therapy in cooperation with Prof. Frank Koch and Prof. Michael Koss of the University of Ophthalmology in Frankfurt am Main (now Ophthalmology Department of Karl-Theodore Hospital in Munich).
In 2013 Prof. Robert Rejdak was appointed an associate professor and in 2016 a full professor. Since 2016 Prof. Robert Rejdak has been Deputy Editor-in-Chief and member of the Editorial Board of the international Ophthalmology Journal and editor of a series of 5 monographs entitled “Biblioteka Okulisty Praktyka” [The library of a practitioner ophthalmologist]
In 2017 the General Ophthalmology Clinic in Lublin led by Prof. Rejdak was included to the European Reference Network for Rare Diseases of the Eye (EU ERN-EYE) as the only ophthalmological centre in the country.
As far as the clinical work is concerned, Prof. Robert Rejdak specializes in cataract, retina and vitreo surgery. He conducted more than 27,000 surgical interventions, including over 20,000 cataract and 7,000 vitrectomy surgeries. He conducted the first Scharioth melula lens implantation in Poland. In addition to that, for several years Prof. Robert Rejdak has been giving courses in vitreoretinal surgery in Poland (Lublin, Cracow) and abroad (Frankfurt am Main, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain).