Ophthalmology and Optometry
Christopher Kiss, born in Vienna in 1978, completed his medical studies faster than average in 2002 and proceeded to work at the Vienna University Clinic for Ophthalmology and Optometry. In addition to a well-founded clinical and above all surgical training, he built up the study center at the clinic.
As part of a surgical research group, he received a project-related research grant from the University of Vienna and, after his habilitation, the title of " Privatdozent ". From 2010 to 2014 he worked as an attending physician at the University Eye Clinic in Vienna. As the former head of the eye clinic's study center, he still benefits from an up-to-date overview of the latest treatment options for various eye diseases. In 2012 he was awarded the title "Associate Professor" by the University of Vienna. Since June 2014 Dr. Christopher Kiss has been on the Wilhelminenspital Eye Outpatient Clinic board of directors.
Eye surgery and conservative ophthalmology are not just my job but also my passion. Whether it's conjunctivitis or the desire for a life without glasses, you've come to the right place, as together we'll reach (almost) every goal, tailoring therapy individually to you.
Cataract surgery and premium lenses
Cataract is a widespread problem accompanied by a clouding of the eye lens.
Affected people suffer, in addition to many more consequences, from deterioration in visual acuity, increased light sensitivity, and reduced vision contrast. Cataracts cannot be treated with medications; vision can only be restored surgically.
Dr. Kiss has been performing cataract surgeries for many years, he will be happy to advise you in detail and offer the lens model that would provide the best visual comfort specifically to you.
Treatment of vitreous opacities (floaters)
The vitreous body is the clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina of the eyeball, which is normally transparent. Sometimes, however, cloudy visual structures develop in the vitreous gel – so-called floaters. To treat floaters gently Dr. Kiss put the first in Austria ophthalmological laser into operation in 2014. After hundreds of procedures, he now has a great deal of expertise in using this technology and makes sure his patients benefit from it.
Floaters can be removed painlessly with the help of non-invasive laser vitreolysis – often with a single laser treatment. This method has a great advantage for patients compared to the conservative methods, as the vitreous body doesn’t have to be removed (vitrectomy).
2RT Nanosecond laser treatment of retina
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), especially if the area of sharpest vision (“yellow spot”) is affected, can be divided into two distinguishable forms: a dry early form and a wet late form. A study published at the end of 2018 shows that the new Ellex 2RT nanosecond laser can be used for the first time to treat AMD at the early stages of dry form. Dr. Kiss was the first in Austria to offer his patients this innovative laser therapy and has done so since 2014.
Thanks to retinal regeneration therapy, the progression from the early form of AMD to the aggressive later stages can be reduced. With this painless, non-invasive treatment method, the first signs of illness are reversed by short laser impulses stimulating the eye regeneration process. This way loss of vision can often be avoided.
The 2RT nanosecond laser can also be used to gently treat diabetic retinopathy or central serous chorioretinopathy (also known as “managers’ disease”).
Life without glasses: eye laser treatment (Femto-LASIK as well as other technologies) and ICL surgery (also known as Implantable Collamer or Implantable Contact Lens)
Whether at work or in your free time - there are many situations in which life without glasses or contact lenses is much more comfortable. Ambulatory laser treatment, in which the cornea's refractive power is permanently changed, are used to correct visual defects directly in the eye. Alternatively, the view can be optimized using a so-called implantable contact lens (Visian ICL).
Laser methods and technologies have been used successfully since the 1980s, and continuously developed ever since. Dr Kiss as well has been offering laser treatments since 2010. Depending on the individual requirements, either the gentle Femto-LASIK is used, which is carried out completely without surgical methods, or a time-proven eye surface surgery. If you too want to free yourself of glasses, by Dr. Kiss you are in the very best hands.
Life without reading glasses: Implantable Phakic Contact Lens (IPCL) and Replacement Lens (RLA) surgeries
At the age of 40 to 50, the first signs of presbyopia (insufficiency of accommodation associated with the aging of the eye) become noticeable in all people and small print can hardly be deciphered without reading glasses. This is due to the age-related decrease in the elasticity of the eye lenses, which makes it increasingly difficult to focus in the medium and near range.
If you are tired of your reading glasses, we can offer you two solutions:
1. The Implantable Phakic Contact Lens (IPCL): This lens is used in addition to your natural lens. This IPCL lens surgery is reversible, and the lens can be removed at any time.
2. The refractive lens replacement (RLA): In this procedure, which has been practiced successfully for many years, the natural lens is replaced by a multifocal artificial lens. The lens replacement procedure corresponds to cataract surgery.