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OPHTARA, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France

Healthcare provider: 

The Reference Center for Rare Diseases in Ophthalmology was recognized in 2006

as part of the Rare Diseases Plan 2006-2011, re-labeling in 2017. OPHTARA is

unique consortium part of ERN-EYE with 5 Paris University Hospital sites:   Necker

(Coordinator site), Pitié Salpetrière, HEGP, Cochin and Hôtel Dieu (component sites).


OPHTARA Rare Eye Disorders : 1) Diseases of anterior segment ; 2) Diseases of posterior segment; 3) Lacrimal, eyelid and orbit pathologies; 4) Panocular and syndromic diseases

The objectives of the Reference Center:

  • To allow a precise diagnosis by the medical experts in these pathologies.
  • Define the methods of care for patients and their families.
  • Develop research programs on diseases with ophthalmic resonance.
  • Inform patients and families.
  • Define and disseminate referral protocols, in conjunction with the High Authority of Health (HAS) and the National Union of Health Insurance Funds (UNCAM).
  • To be interlocutors for the associations of patients.


ERN-EYE Involvement

  • Pr D Bremond-Gignac, member of WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4, TWG7, TWG8

RetinalNeuro-ophtalmologyPediatryAnterior SegmentRegistry and epidemiologyResearch

  • Dr V Touitou, member of WG2


  • Dr Ch Orssaud, member of WG2


  • Pr A Brézin, member of WG4

Anterior Segment

  • Dr J-L Bourges, member of WG4

Anterior Segment

  • Dr J M Rozet, member of WG4, TWG6

Anterior SegmentGenetic diagnosis

  • Pr S Valleix, member of WG3, WG4, TWG6

PediatryAnterior SegmentGenetic diagnosis


OPHTARA COORDINATIONPhoto Dominique Bremont-Gignac


Expert Center Coordinator,  Clinical Expert Center, Registry Manager  and ERN-EYE Hospital Coordinator


Personnel Ophtara





Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Service d'ophtalmologie, Bât. Lecourbe - RC
149 rue de Sèvres
75 015 Paris

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