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Meet Dr Paul Jirak, leading eye surgeon in Upper Austria

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Dr. Paul Jirak

In this video, Paul Jirak talks you through his training and experience

Dr. Paul Jirak: Leading eye surgeon in Upper Austria

Discover everything you need to know about one of the most popular ophthalmologists in Austria

Dr. Paul Jirak combines a high level of professional expertise and many years of surgical experience with humanity, humour and a relaxed atmosphere. His aim is to find the right solution for every patient in a personal conversation.

“Anyone who has ever experienced the overwhelming joy of a patient after a successful eye operation will no longer ask the question ‘why?’ Hardly any other field in medicine combines modern technology, elegance in execution and noticeable, rapid treatment success as impressively as eye surgery. Being able to work in this fascinating field inspires me anew every day.” – Dr. Paul Jirak

  • Since 2014: Head of EyeLaser Linz: laser eye surgery, cataract and refractive lens surgery, resident physician at the Diakonissen Linz Clinic.
  • Since 2015: Senior Consultant for corneal surgery at the Eye Department of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) as one of the highest frequency corneal surgeons in Austria. Specialty: Perforating (also laser-assisted) and lamellar keratoplasty (DMEK, DALK), amniotic membrane transplantation, implantation of corneal ring segments (INTACS, Keraring).
  • 2009 – 2014: Head of the corneal outpatient clinic and the centre for refractive surgery at the Convent Hospital of the Merciful Brothers LInz. Established numerous new treatment methods (including corneal crosslinking, topography-guided PTK, DMEK, etc.) in Upper Austria. Cataract and refractive laser and lens surgery (including multifocal, toric IOLs, Visian ICL and many more).
  • Dr. Jirak spent his School years in Linz and Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
  • He completed his medical studies at Karl Franzens University Graz and UBO Brest (France).
  • In 2003 – 2009 he trained as a specialist in ophthalmology and optometry at the Convent Hospital of the Brothers of Mercy Linz.
  • He has completed numerous internships, and guest stays at renowned eye departments in Austria and abroad.
  • He was awarded his specialist diploma in Sept. 2009.
  • He is a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) as one of the first ophthalmologists in Austria.
  • He was a specialist and senior physician at the Eye Clinic of the Convent Hospital of the Brothers of Mercy in Linz until June 2014 (including co-founding and managing the Eye Laser Centre and the Cornea Outpatient Clinic).
  • Since 2014, Dr. Jirak has been an ophthalmologist in private practice in Linz with surgical activities in Linz, Vienna and Zurich (Diakonissen Linz Clinic, KUK, EyeLaser).
  • At the same time, he runs the foundation of the EyeLaser practice together with Dr. Victor Derhartunian.
  • Since November 2015, Dr. Jirak has been the senior physician and senior consultant for corneal surgery at the eye department of the Kepler University Hospital (KUK) in Linz.

Dr. Jirak speaks fluent German, English and French.

Head of EyeLaser Linz
Areas of expertise:

  • Refractive laser and lens surgery (Femto-LASIK, SmartSurface PRK, SmartSight, RLE, …)
  • Implantation of special lenses (multifocal, toric IOLs, EDOF IOLs, phakic IOLs, etc.)
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal surgery: DMEK, DALK, penetrating keratoplasty, amniotic transplantation, phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), corneal crosslinking (CXL)
  • 2002 Awarded the doctorate of general medicine (Dr. med. univ.), Karl Franzens University Graz
  • 2009 Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO), Paris
  • 2009 Specialist in ophthalmology and optometry, Linz
  • Extensive and long-standing surgical experience
  • Ability to concentrate, calmness and composure
  • Patient-oriented

Dr. Jirak won the Patient’s Choice Award as Upper Austria’s most popular ophthalmologist.


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
Dr. Jirak is a member of the following professional associations:

Dr. Jirak is looking forward to personally meeting and advising you at one of our free information evenings.

Laser eye surgery

Reading glasses surgery

Other treatments:

  • Corneal Crosslinking (CXL)
  • Penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), DMEK, DALK
  • Amniotic membrane transplantation
  • Multifocal IOL, toric IOL, phakic IOL Visian ICL Evo+

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How much do our patients love us?

95.89% to be precise (we’re Swiss. We measure everything). But don’t take our word for it…

Overall I’m more than satisfied.

The entire team is friendly, competent and very well organized. My quality of life without lenses and glassed has increased significantly. I would do it again and definitely recommend it.

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Everyone who is thinking about having their eyes lasered should come here!

I have been seeing PERFECT since then and am extremely satisfied with the result. Highly recommended and personally regret not having done it earlier. A completely different attitude towards life of not having to wear glasses anymore.

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The operation was short and painless.

Even after the operation, I had no pain or other impairments. The entire team is extremely friendly and helpful. Since I am completely satisfied with the result, I can only recommend EyeLaser.

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The doc is super friendly, very professional and really tip-top.

I was able to see very well 4 hours after the procedure. I was a little light-sensitive for a few days, which I was made aware of in advance. I am very pleased. The only annoying thing is that I didn’t do it earlier.

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My quality of life has increased immensely after the laser, despite “not that many diopters”.

A big THANK YOU for that! I can only warmly recommend the clinic.

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I’ve been wearing glasses for 40 years, and I don’t regret taking this step much earlier.

I had no problem with the healing process and have been enjoying my life without glasses ever since.

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It was the best decision of my life.

After laser eye surgery, my ametropia was completely eliminated, and I was able to see everything razor-sharp the day after the operation. The doctor and his entire team are super nice and professional.

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The most popular ophthalmologist in Austria.

Dr. Victor Derhartunian hasn’t got such great customer reviews for nothing. He is clearly the nicest doctor in his field in the city. I am 57 years old, and five years ago, I had my eyes lasered in his eye laser practice. The result is brilliant. I still have good eyesight, I only need glasses for reading now, but presbyopia is a completely natural process that everyone sooner or later succumbs to.

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Thanks also to the entire team, everything went really well.

At first, I was very sceptical about lasers. After the laser, I was able to see straight away without reading glasses. I am happy to have taken the step and Dr. Derhartunian can only be recommended.

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Get to know the eye experts

Discover Austria’s most popular laser eye surgeons in the heart of Vienna and Linz

Dr. Victor Derhartunian

Ophthalmologist, Refractive surgery specialist


After learning his trade from the two pioneers of laser surgery,
Dr Victor Derhartunian is among the leading surgeons in Europe. He heads the practice in Vienna and can advise his patients in 5 languages.

Dr. Paul Jirak

Ophthalmologist, Refractive surgery specialist


Dr. Paul Jirak is a co-founder of one of the most renowned centers for laser eye surgery in Austria and has been treating patients in Linz since 2014. He specialises in ophthalmology, optometry, eye surgery and eye lasers.

Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Christina Leydolt

Ophthalmologist, Lens & cataract surgery specialist


Dr. Leydolt is an ophthalmologist specialised in cataract and lens surgery. She leads a research group with this focus, trains young surgeons and gives international and national lectures.