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Mette Warburg

Born  1926

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Danish ophthalmologist, born January 23, 1926, Copenhagen.

Biography of Mette Warburg

After graduating from the University of Copenhagen in 1952, Mette Warburg trained in ophthalmology and in 1966 became a certified. She has held appointments as eye surgeon and professor of ophthalmology at the University of Århus. One of her research interests has been the aetiology of blindness in mental retarded individuals, and in 1989 she became head of the ophthalmological service for persons with multiple handicaps at the Gentofte Hospital Medical School. She has been a popular lecturer and has published more than 140 articles.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, and Søren Nørby, Denmark, for information submitted.


  • M. Warburg:
    The heterogeneity of microphthalmia in the mentally retarded.
    Birth Defects Original Article Series, New York, 1971;7:136-154
  • Nadège Bondurand, Kirsten Kuhlbrodt, Véronique Pingault, Janna Enderich, Marc Sajus, Niels Tommerup, Mette Warburg, Raoul C. M. Hennekam, Andrew P. Read, Michael Wegner, and Michel Goossens:
    A molecular analysis of the Yemenite deaf-blind hypopigmentation syndrome: SOX10 dysfunction causes different neurocristopathies.
    Human Molecular Genetics, Oxford, 1999 8: 1785-1789.

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