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Wolfgang Haigis
  1. Kenneth J Hoffer
  1. Ophthalmology, UCLA, Santa Monica, CA, USA
  1. Correspondence to Professor Kenneth J Hoffer, Ophthalmology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA; khoffermd{at}

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Wolfgang Haigis was born in Stuttgart, Germany on 30 May 1947. He attended Schillerschule in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt from 1954 to 1958 and Gottlieb-Daimler Gymnasium in the same city from 1958 to 1962. He then moved to Würzburg to attend High School at the Naturwissenschaftlich-Neusprachliches Röntgengymnasium from 1962 to 1967.

In 1968, he began his academic studies at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg receiving his PhD diploma on 5 July 1974. He began his work at the Eye Clinic at the University of Würzburg on 1 June 1977 and received a promotion at the university on 19 July 1980. He became a Professor of Ophthalmology at the university’s eye department.

Few knew that when Wolf was a student, and also at the beginning of his career, he worked as a DJ in a disco in the little village of Eibelstadt just outside Würzburg. He was …

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