Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Andriy Petrunya, MD, PhD

Eye surgeon and specialist in ophthalmology at the EuroEyes clinic group


  • 1983 – 1989: Lugansk State Medical University, General Physician
  • 1989 –1990: Medical Internship / Ophthalmology Specialization, Lugansk Regional Hospital, Ukraine, Specialist Ophthalmologist
  • 1990 - 1992: Doctor of Medicine degree, postgraduate study and work on the master's thesis and obtaining a research degree of a Candidate of Medical Sciences which is equivalent to a Ph.D.
  • 1992 - 1996: Scientific research in the field of ophthalmology and work on a doctoral thesis and assignment of the highest scientific degree for a specialist – a research degree a Doctor of Medical Science since 1996.


Practical training:

  • 1.02.-28.02.1990 Eye microsurgery: Philatov Institute of Eye Diseases and
  • 2.10-30.10.1996 Tissue Therapy, Academy of Medical Science (Odessa) 
  • 4.11-19.11.2001 Phacoemulsification in cataract surgery
  • Institute “Eye microsurgery” (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
  • 18.08-29.08.2003 Laser Eye microsurgery and therapy
  • Philatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy, Academy of Medical Science (Odessa) 
  • 6.05.-13.05.2006 Weill Cornell Seminar “Ophthalmology” (Salzburg, Austria)
  • 01.01.-30.03.2008 vitreoretinal surgery, Prof. Dr. Gisbert Richard, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, ICO travel grant  
  • 01.05-30.05.2009 vitreoretinal surgery, Prof. S.Binder, Vienna, Austria, AAF travel grant


Clinical experience in eye surgery: 

  • Phacoemulsification of cataract with IOL implantation  - over 20,000        operations (since 2004);
  • Extracapsular cataract extraction with IOL implantation - over 5000 operations (since 1994);
  • Vitreoretinal surgery - about 3000 operations (since 2009);
  • Excimer laser correction - approximately 6000 operations (since 2008);
  • Antiglaucomas surgery - over 3000 operations ( since 1994);
  • Implantation of EX-PRESS - about 100 operations (since 2011);
  • Plastic surgery on the eye appendages - over 3000 operations (since 1995);
  • Corneal transplantation - over 1000 operations (since 1995 to 2004);
  • Intravitreal injections -  over 15,000 (since 2008)


Skope of eye surgeries:

  • Cataract Surgery : Micro-incision Phacoemulsification, Cataract Extraction with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Multifocal and Toric Intraocular Lens Implantation, Complex reconstructions including Iris and Scleral Sutures.
  • Vitreoretinal surgery in the case of retinal detachment, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, hemophthalmos, endophthalmitis
  • Refractive surgery: SMILE, LASIK, LASEK, Clear Lens Exchange, Phakic IOL Implantation, Artisan IOL implantation.
  • Glaucoma Surgery: Trabeculectomy,  Non-penetrating Trabeculectomy
  • Corneal surgery: Corneal Transplantation including Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty and Full Thickness Corneal Transplantation
  • Anterior Segment Surgery: Pterygium Excision, Ahmed Valve implantation, Implantation of drainage Ex-PRESS
  • Intravitreal  Injections of antibiotics, anti-VEGF drugs (Ranibizumab, Eylea),Triamcinolone, Ozurdex
  • Surgical treatment of strabismus - surgery of the eye muscles
  • Oculoplastic Surgery:  Blepharoplasty, Ptosis correction, Entropion and Ectropion Eyelid  Surgery,  Surgery of the lacrimal organs, Tumour Excision and reconstruction etc.


Employment history:

  • 1990 – 1992 Lugansk City Hospital № 2, Specialist Ophthalmologist
  • 1992 – 2000 Lugansk Regional Hospital, Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • 1992 – 2007 Professor of the Ophthalmology Department of Lugansk State Medical University, Lugansk
  • 2000 - 2013  Head Doctor, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic Surgeon of the Lugansk Regional Center of Eye Diseases, Lugansk
  • 2007- 2013 Professor, Head of the Ophthalmology Department of Lugansk State Medical University, Lugansk
  • 2013 - present ophthalmic surgeon at EuroEyes Eye Clinic Hamburg


Member of:

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS),
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS),
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), International society of refractive surgeons (ISRS)