Our motivation, objectives and responsibilities.


Cumulative years of experience and specialisation in ophthalmology must be passed on to the next generation in order to enable steady progress at an advanced level. One prerequisite for this is that knowledge gathered over many years is shared. This was the motivation behind the establishment of the DSB Foundation.


We have set ourselves the objective of supporting the basic and continuing education of tomorrow's ophthalmologists and encouraging them to specialise. This applies particularly to regions where access to highly qualified ophthalmology is still limited. Our current region of focus is East Africa.


Our aid efforts include the admission of scholarship recipients for specialist training, teaching at suitable clinical facilities in the region of support, operational coaching and knowledge transfer through academic conferences.

Our leading personalities

Dr Silvia Bopp, MD, Consultant
Chair of the Advisory Board

… is an ophthalmologist with many years of surgical experience who possesses a broad operational range and specialises in retinal and vitreous surgery. Teaching and research represent other activities.

More profile information:
• Curriculum vitae

Dr Dorothee Lotz (CFPR)
Chair of the Foundation Board

… is an economics graduate and financial economist who has worked for many years as an independent financial consultant specialising in family offices. She is also a member of the board of directors of the "Stiftung Blindheitsverhütung" (prevention of blindness) foundation.

How can you support us?

  • With a donation to support our scholarship students
  • With a donation in support of one of our other projects
  • By personally working with our basic and advanced training initiatives
  • By covering the cost of a fellowship for our candidates

Donate at:

Bankhaus Carl F. Plump
BLZ 290 304 00
Account no. 18686
IBAN DE24 2903 0400 1000 0186 86

As a charitable foundation, we will be happy to issue you a charitable donation certificate.