My offer to you is individual treatment at the highest quality level. The health of your eyes is my top priority – they are your most valuable sense organs. My many years of university and practical work as well as experience in the entire field of ophthalmology define my high medical standards – for you and your eyes.

In a pleasant and friendly atmosphere I can offer:

  • enough time for patient-doctor dialogues, as well as detailed discussion of results

  • state-of-the-art technical equipment for examinations and diagnostics

  • Treatment of your eye disease at the highest medical level

  • a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical treatment options

  • own private modern operating theatre

  • Senior Surgical Physician, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University Vienna
  • Head of research group for intraocular lenses and cataract surgery (Vienna IOL Study Group)Vienna IOL Study Group), MUW
  • Training of residents
  • Supervision of medical students: teaching and audit activities, supervision of diploma theses, doctoral studies/PhD, mentoring of clinical internship year (klinisch praktisches Jahr) studentsCLINS)
  • Betreuung von Studierenden: Lehr- und Prüfungstätigkeit, Betreuung von Diplomarbeiten, Mentoring von Klinisch-Praktisches-Jahr (KPJ)-Studierenden
  • Scientific activity in the field of cataract surgery, intraocular lens optimization posterior capsule opacification, toric intraocular lenses), correction of presbyopia
  • National and international lecture activities
  • born and raised in Vienna
  • Head of Vienna IOL Study Group (research group for intraocular lenses and cataract surgery)
  • Deputy Head of Cataract Clinics, Medical University Vienna (MUV)
  • 04/2015: Awarded the title “Associate Professor”
  • since 2014: Senior Surgical Physician, Department of Ophthalmology, MUV
  • 2014-2016: Head of the Outpatient Clinic for Internal Eye Diseases, MUV
  • 09/2013: Awarded the title “Assistant Professor”
  • 06/2011: „Venia docendi“ in ophthalmology and optometry, Awarded the title “Privatdozent”
  • 2005-2012: Residency in ophthalmology, MUV
  • 2001-2004: Postdoc, MUV
  • 1994-2001: Medical studies at the University of Vienna and Universitá degli Studi di Perugia
  • 1994: Matura, Gymnasium Sacré-Cœur Vienna

My scientific focus lies on intraocular lenses and cataract surgery, for this purpose I am directing a research group (Vienna IOL Study Group).

My interests are:

  • New technologies in cataract surgery (such as femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, FLACS)
  • Further development of intraocular lenses (IOLs):
    Multifocal and EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus) intraocular lenses
    Correction of presbyopia
    Toric intraocular lenses for astigmatism correction
  • Posterior capsule opacification prophylaxis
  • Improvement of preoperative biometry
  • accommodation
  • The eyelength of myopic people is too long in relation to the refractive power of the cornea and lens. This means that rays of light that enter the eye from distanced are bundled in front of the retina and therefore the image appears blurred. In contrast, the eye sees better at near.


  • Ongoing national and international lectures
  • Training of young eye surgeons and organization of surgical courses
  • since 2006 lectures and seminars at the Medical University Vienna as part of the curriculum
  • Supervisor of the PhD program N790 – Clinical Neurosciences (CLINS)
  • Organization and lecture of thesis seminars and journal clubs
  • Supervision of diploma and doctoral students
  • Participation in the creation of the “e-i, Electronic Eye” learning program (interactive online textbook on ophthalmology)
  • Regular courses at the Children’s Medical University (‘Just take a moment! How does my eye actually work?’)
  • German
  • English
  • Italian

2014: HOYA Science Award
2013: HOYA Science Award
2006: Kiewiet de Jonge Award (best published paper 2005)
2001: Research grant from the University of Vienna
1998: EU mobility grant