Bringing the future into focus

Prof. Dr. Carel Hoyng

Dr. Carel HoyngDr. Carel Hoyng

Dr. Hoyng specializes in studying the genetics of retinal disorders. As a clinician he has characterized many diseases and, together with Dr. den Hollander, has contributed to the decoding of the underlying genetic causes.


  • Medical studies in Rotterdam
  • Ph.D., Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Since 1993: Associate professor of ophthalmology at the University Medical Center St Radboud, Nijmegen


  • Genetics of retinal disorders
  • Study director pharmacological therapies


  • Objectives & coordination
  •  Raising of research funds

Selected publications

  • Boon CJ, Klevering BJ, Cremers FP, Zonneveld-Vrieling MN, Theelen T, den Hollander AI, Hoyng CB. 2009. Central areolar choroidal dystrophy. Ophthalmology 116:771-82, 782.
  • Boon CJ, Theelen T, Hoefsloot EH, van Schooneveld MJ, Keunen JE, Cremers FP, Klevering BJ, Hoyng CB. 2009. Clinical and molecular genetic analysis of best vitelliform macular dystrophy. Retina 29:835-847.
  • Boon CJ, Theelen T, Hoyng CB. 2009. Extensive macular atrophy with pseudodrusen-like appearance: a new clinical entity. Am J Ophthalmol 148:173-174.
  • Boon CJ, Crama N, Klevering BJ, van Kuijk FJ, Hoyng CB. 2008. Reflux after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. Ophthalmology 115:1270.
  • Boon CJ, Klevering BJ, den Hollander AI, Zonneveld MN, Theelen T, Cremers FP, Hoyng CB. 2007a. Clinical and genetic heterogeneity in multifocal vitelliform dystrophy. Arch Ophthalmol 125:1100-1106.

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