Curriculum Vitae

PD Dr. med. Ralf-Christian Lerche

The associate medical director of EuroEyes Clinical Group


  • born in 1968 in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1988 acquisition of general higher education entrance at the Humanist Dilthey school Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1988-1994 Medical studies at the German Universities in Göttingen, Innsbruck, and Hamburg.
  • 1994-1998 Residency at the University Eye Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany.
  • 1995 Doctorate on the subject "Long-term Results and Complications after Perforating Keratoplasty".


Work-related stays abroad:

  • Education in refractive surgery in Hamburg, Aarhus / Denmark, Bogota / Colombia and Alicante / Spain
  • 1998 Specialist examination: Board Certification Ophthalmology before the General Medical Council Hamburg, Germany


Surgical activity

  • 1998-2000 Ophthalmologist, University Eye Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany.
  • 2000-2002 Senior Physician at the University Eye Clinic Magdeburg, Germany.
  • 2002-2005 Senior Physician at the German University Eye Clinic Hamburg, Divisional Director of Refractive Surgery
  • since 2005 Ophthalmologist in the joint practice Dr. J. Jørgensen & Partner.
  • since 2007 Medical Director of EuroEyes Laser Eye Center Hannover, Germany.
  • since 2009 Associate Medical Director of EuroEyes Clinical Group.
  • LASIK-TÜV certified high-volume LASIK surgeon with more than 1,000 surgeries per year.


Good to know

  • more than 20,000 ocular surgeries
  • 2005 Habilitation on "Clinical-experimental examinations concerning pathogenesis and treatment of retinal vascular occlusions", and appointment as a private lecturer at University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • Expertise in laser surgery / cataract and refractive surgery / ocular procedures with an increased degree of difficulty / TÜV certified LASIK surgeon / KRC-listed LASIK trainer.
  • Lecturer and member of the faculty of the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf.
  • More than 100 scientific contributions and publications at Congress and in journals - national and international.


Member of the following scientific societies

  • German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • German Society for Intraocular Lens Implants and Refractive Surgery (DGII)
  • European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 
  • Professional Association of Ophthalmologists (BVA) 
  • Professional Association of Ophthalmologists) Union of North German Ophthalmologists (VNA)