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Meet Dr Victor Derhartunian, renowned ophthalmologist & LASIK surgeon

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Dr Victor Derhartunian

In this video, Dr. Victor Derhartunian talks you through his training and experience

Dr Victor Derhartunian: One of the most popular ophthalmologist in Austria

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

Since his residency, refractive surgery has become a passion for Dr Derhartunian. The combination of medicine, tissue interaction, cutting-edge technology, sophisticated research with rapid translation into clinical work, and most importantly, the customization of these products, the individual tailoring for a person make this profession exactly right for him.

“Every person is different, most people want the best quality of vision. Combining these two worlds makes this job fascinating and unique for me every day.” – Dr Victor Derhartunian

After Dr. Victor Derhartunian’s residency:

2009-2013 IROC & Pallas private eye clinics in Switzerland
2013- settlement of EyeLaser Vienna/own refractive surgery clinic
2016-settlement of EyeLaser Zurich with Visilab Group, refractive surgery clinic in Switzerland
2019- settlement of SwissLaser Warsaw/own refractive surgery clinic in Poland

The senior eye surgeon at EyeLaser, Dr. Victor Derhartunian, FEBO, learned his craft from the two pioneers of laser surgery: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohnen (University Eye Clinic Frankfurt) and Prof. Dr. Theo Seiler (IROC Institute Zurich). These pioneers performed the world’s first laser eye surgery. Dr. Derhartunian uses this invaluable knowledge today. It has allowed him to become one of the leading surgeons in Europe and develop laser eye surgery procedures even further.

Dr. Victor Derhartunian studied medicine at the University of Vienna. He completed his education as a specialist at the prestigious University Eye Clinics in Erlangen, Frankfurt, and the UK.

From 2009 Dr. Derhartunian worked mainly in Switzerland at the IROC Institute alongside Prof. Dr. Theo Seiler, the pioneer and leading expert in refractive surgery.

Dr. Derhartunian can consult his patients in five languages: German, English, French, Russian and Polish. This allows for smooth communication during the consultation with international patients.


  • Dr. med. univ. Victor Derhartunian, FEBO

What’s your role with the company:

  • Refractive surgeon & management

What are your areas of expertise:

  • Laser refractive surgery, phakic IOLs, crosslinking, keratoconus, cornea repairs

What are your professional qualifications & certifications?

  • Medical school Vienna 2002
  • Specialist in Ophthalmology 2008
  • FEBO/Paris 2009

Several cataract eye camps in India 11/2009-03/2010

Dr. Derhartunian has restored the vision of several hundred people who could not afford cataract surgery. This took place not only in the city of Jaipur but also in the entire province of Rajasthan.

“It was a life experience that still affects me every day. Far away from western medicine, it is not about perfect vision but rather about being blind or “seeing”.” – Dr. Victor Derhartunian

  1. Reliable
  2. Extremely accurate
  3. Sensitive
  4. Technology savvy
On the independent evaluation platform, DocFinder, Dr. Derhartunian regularly ranks among the top 3 ophthalmologists in Austria. This is due to his high standards of quality and patient satisfaction.

Dr. Victor Derhartunian received the Patient’s Choice Award in 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018 and is always committed to working with only the best and safest methods on the market.

Research activities:

  • Laser refractive surgery
  • Crosslinking for keratoconus

Teaching and presenting activities:

  • LASIK trainer during ESCRS congresses


  1. Kohnen T, Derhartunian V. Apodisierte Diffraktionsoptik. Neues Konzept in der Multifokallinsentechnologie [Apodized diffractive optic. New concept in multifocal lens technology]. Ophthalmologe. 2007 Oct;104(10):899-904, 906-7. German. doi: 10.1007/s00347-007-1637-3. PMID: 17978846.
  2. Seiler TG, Fischinger I, Koller T, Derhartunian V, Seiler T. Superficial corneal crosslinking during laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Oct;41(10):2165-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2015.03.020. PMID: 26703292.
  3. Kohnen T, Kook D, Auffarth GU, Derhartunian V. Einsatzmöglichkeiten intraokularer Multifokallinsen und Kriterien der Patientenselektion [Use of multifocal intraocular lenses and criteria for patient selection]. Ophthalmologe. 2008 Jun;105(6):527-32. German. doi: 10.1007/s00347-008-1745-8. PMID: 18516605.
  4. Hafezi F, Koller T, Derhartunian V, Seiler T. Pregnancy may trigger late onset of keratectasia after LASIK. J Refract Surg. 2012 Apr;28(4):242-3. Doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20120401-07. PMID: 22496434.
  5. Kohnen T, Klaproth OK, Derhartunian V, Kook D. Ergebnisse von 308 konsekutiven Femtosekundenlaserschnitten für die LASIK [Results of 308 consecutive femtosecond laser cuts for LASIK]. Ophthalmologe. 2010 May;107(5):439-45. German. doi: 10.1007/s00347-009-2029-7. PMID: 19777246.
  6. Kook D, Derhartunian V, Bug R, Kohnen T. Top-hat shaped corneal trephination for penetrating keratoplasty using the femtosecond laser: a histomorphological study. Cornea. 2009 Aug;28(7):795-800. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e31819839c6. PMID:19574905.
  7. Kook D, Bühren J, Klaproth OK, Bauch AS, Derhartunian V, Kohnen T. Astigmatische Keratotomie mit dem Femtosekundenlaser: Korrektur hoher Astigmatismen nach Keratoplastik [Astigmatic keratotomy with the femtosecond laser: correction of high astigmatisms after keratoplasty]. Ophthalmologe. 2011 Feb;108(2):143-50. German. doi: 10.1007/s00347-010-2239-z. PMID: 20922530.
  8. Böhmig GA, Regele H, Exner M, Derhartunian V, Kletzmayr J, Säemann MD, Hörl WH, Druml W, Watschinger B. C4d-positive acute humoral renal allograft rejection: effective treatment by immunoadsorption. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2001 Nov;12(11):2482-9. PMID: 11675426.


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Russian

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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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