prof. dr. S.M. (Saskia) Imhof

prof. dr. S.M. (Saskia) Imhof

Full Professor
prof. dr. S.M. (Saskia) Imhof

Research Programs



Saskia Imhof was appointed Professor in Ophthalmology and medical Chair of the department Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht at 1st april 2009. She is also head of the medical education of the department of Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht.

She started her career in 1988, after finishing medical school at the University of Amsterdam, as a resident at the Pediatric Oncology Hospital Emma Kinder ziekenhuis, Amsterdam. Saskia Imhof started her residency Ophthalmology in 1989 at the FC Donders Institute for Ophthalmology of the Academic Hospital Utrecht. During her residency she initiated her PhD research in retinoblastoma with Prof Tan. In 1993 she became a staff member at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam. Her PhD research entitled: “Late effects of external beam radiotherapy in children with retinoblastoma” was completed in 1996. During her work as a staff member at the VUmc she has initiated and chaired the Retinoblastoma Center Netherlands were a multidisciplinary team was established centered around the patient and family with retinoblastoma. In 2006  Saskia Imhof was appointed vice president of the Dutch Ophthalmological Society ( NOG), and president from 2009-2012. Saskia Imhof is head of  the department Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht which has developed a  tertiary academic referral center for patients in the research- and care spearpoints: uveitis, medical retina, cornea/ anterior segment, vitreoretinal surgery, orbita and pediatric ophthalmology. In 2015  the department is certified by the Dutch Federation of UMC’s (NFU) as a Center of Excellence for uveitis and in 2017 as CoE for corneal diseases. At this moment the department counts 8 PhD students and 2 full professors ( de Boer and van Genderen (Bartimeus)), 6 principal investigators, 1 associate professor (Jonas Kuiper) and 2 assistent professors.

Side Activities


Chair Department Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht

Former President of the Educational Committee at the European Board of Ophthalmology
Examinator European Board of Ophthalmology
Former Chair of the board of Directors of Medical Professional Education at the UMC Utrecht
President Commissie Wetenschap Nederlands Oogheelkundig Gezelschap
Scientific Advisory Board CORR (Combined Ophthalmic Research Rotterdam)
President of FC Donders-Binkhorst Foundation, Utrecht
Board of Fischer Foundation, Utrecht
Board UitZicht Foundation

Raad van Toezicht (supervisory board) Koninklijke Visio ( 1/12/2019)

Gezondheidsraad lid commissie rijgeschiktheid


Fellowship and Awards

2007:  European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Award
Grants: KWF, Rotterdamse Blindenbelangen, Fischerstichting, ODAS, SNOO

Research Output (136)

Correction to:Risdiplam in Patients Previously Treated with Other Therapies for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: An Interim Analysis from the JEWELFISH Study (Neurology and Therapy, (2023), 12, 2, (543-557), 10.1007/s40120-023-00444-1)

Chiriboga Claudia A., Bruno Claudio, Duong Tina, Fischer Dirk, Mercuri Eugenio, Kirschner Janbernd, Kostera-Pruszczyk Anna, Jaber Birgit, Gorni Ksenija, Kletzl Heidemarie, Carruthers Imogen, Martin Carmen, Warren Francis, Scalco Renata S., Wagner Kathryn R., Muntoni Francesco, Deconinck Nicolas, Balikova Irina, Joniau Inge, Tahon Valentine, Wittevrongel Sylvia, Goemans Nathalie, Cassiman Catherine, Prove Lies, Vancampenhout Lisa, van den Hauwe Marleen, Van Impe Annelies, Cances Claude, Soler Vincent, De La Morandais Lauriane Maillard, Vovan Delphine, Cintas Pascal, Auriol Françoise, Mus Marianne, Alphonsa Gwennaelle, Bellio Valerie, Gil Mato Olaia, Flamein Florence, Evrard Cécile, Ziouche Amina, Bouacha-Allou Ikram, Debruyne Philippe, Derlyn Gilles, Defoort Sabine, Leroy Florian, Van der Pol Ludo, de Boer Joke, Imhof Saskia, Ruyten Thijs, Van Der Woude Danny, Oct 2023, In: Neurology and Therapy. 12 , p. 1799-1801 3 p.

Video Grading of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Surgery to Identify Surgeon Risk Factors for Graft Detachment and Rebubbling:A Post Hoc Observational Analysis of the Advanced Visualization In Corneal Surgery Evaluation Trial

Muijzer Marc B., Delbeke Heleen, Dickman Mor M., Nuijts Rudy M.M.A., Jimale Hanad, Van Luijk Chantal M., Imhof Saskia M., Wisse Robert P.L. 1 Sep 2023, In: Cornea. 42 , p. 1074-1082 9 p.

The TeleTriageTeam, Offering Continuity of Personalized Care Through Telemedicine:Development and Evaluation

Claessens Janneau, Mueller-Schotte Sigrid, van Weerden Jeannette, Kort Helianthe, Imhof Saskia, Wisse Robert 28 Jul 2023, In: JMIR Human Factors. 10 , p. 1-12 12 p.

Transcriptome network analysis implicates CX3CR1-positive type 3 dendritic cells in non-infectious uveitis

Hiddingh S., Pandit A., Verhagen F. H., Rijken R., Servaas N. H., Wichers C. G.K., Ten Dam-Van Loon N. H., Imhof S. M., Radstake T. R.D.J., de Boer J. H., Kuiper J. J.W. 12 Apr 2023, In: eLife. 12

Remote follow-up after cataract surgery (CORE-RCT):study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Claessens Janneau L.J., Wanten Joukje C., Bauer Noël J.C., Nuijts Rudy M.M.A., Findl Oliver, Huemer Josef, Imhof Saskia M., Wisse Robert P.L. 30 Jan 2023, In: BMC ophthalmology. 23 , p. 1-7 7 p.

The Trade-Off Between Luminance and Color Contrast Assessed With Pupil Responses

Portengen Brendan L., Porro Giorgio L., Imhof Saskia M., Naber Marnix 3 Jan 2023, In: Translational Vision Science and Technology. 12 , p. 1-12

Diagnostic accuracy of retinal optical coherence tomography in children with a newly diagnosed brain tumour

Nuijts Myrthe A., Stegeman Inge, Porro Giorgio L., Bennebroek Carlien A.M., van Seeters Tom, Proudlock Frank A., Schouten – van Meeteren Antoinette Y.N., Imhof Saskia M. 2023, In: Acta Ophthalmologica. 101 , p. 658-669 12 p.

Practice patterns in the management of bacterial keratitis:a five-continent survey

Wespiser Simon, Koestel Emilia, Fabacher Thibaut, Sauer Arnaud, Aptel Florent, Arnould Louis, Asoklis Rimvydas, Baillif Stephanie, Baudouin Christophe, Becmeur Pierre Henri, Bernheim Diane, Bocksei Zsolt, Borderie Vincent, Bouheraoua Nacim, Bourges Jean Louis, Bron Alain, Burillon Carole, Carnt Nicole, Chiquet Christophe, Cochener Beatrice, Cochereau Isabelle, Creuzot-Garcher Catherine, David Thierry, Fogagnolo Paolo, Dormegny Lea, Fournie Pierre, Gaucher David, Gohier Philippe, Gomart Gabrielle, Grupcheva Christina, Gueudry Julie, Ho Wang Yin Gaëlle, Hoffart Louis, Imhof Saskia, Ivekovic Renata, Knoeri Juliette, Kodjikian Laurent, Kosacki Julie, Labetoulle Marc, Legeais Jean Marc, Martinez-Costa Rafael, Megevand-Sunaric Gordana, Messerlin Arnaud, Meyer Laurent, Meyer Nicolas, Merle Harold, Mouriaux Frédéric, Muraine Marc, Porro Giorgio, Wisse Robert, 2023, In: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 261 , p. 1961-1969 9 p.

Effects of Stimulus Luminance, Stimulus Color and Intra-Stimulus Color Contrast on Visual Field Mapping in Neurologically Impaired Adults Using Flicker Pupil Perimetry

Portengen Brendan L., Naber Marnix, Porro Giorgio L., Bergsma Douwe, Veldman Evert J., Imhof Saskia M. 2023, In: Eye and Brain. 15 , p. 77-89 13 p.

Ophthalmological Findings in Youths With a Newly Diagnosed Brain Tumor

Nuijts Myrthe A, Stegeman Inge, van Seeters Tom, Borst Marloes D, Bennebroek Carlien A M, Buis Dennis R, Naus Nicole C, Porro Giorgio L, van Egmond-Ebbeling Michelle B, Voskuil-Kerkhof Elisabeth S M, Pott JanWillem R, Franke Niels E, de Vos-Kerkhof Evelien, Hoving Eelco W, Schouten-van Meeteren Antoinette Y N, Imhof Saskia M 1 Oct 2022, In: JAMA Ophthalmology. 140 , p. 982-993 12 p.

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