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Specialist for Eye Surgery Prof. Dr Peter Szurman  - Portrait

Prof. Dr Peter Szurman

Chief Physician

Specialist for Eye Surgery

Ophthalmologist Near Saarbrucken, Germany, Prof. Peter Szurman

Treatment focus

  • Retinal surgery (pars plana vitrectomy)
  • Corneal transplantation (especially DMEK)
  • Stem Cell Therapy of the cornea for caustic irritations, burns and inflammation
  • Laser cataract (cataract surgery with femtosecond laser)
  • Delicate glaucoma surgery (canaloplasty)
  • Retina implant (retina chip)


Sulzbach Eye Clinic
Knappschaftsklinikum Saar
An der Klinik 10, D-66280 Sulzbach

Consultation Hours:

By appointment


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Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services


  •  Retinal consultation hours
  • Macula consultation hours
  • Saar Macula Centre
  • Retina/Keratoconus consultation hours
  • Glaucoma consultation hours:
  • Uveitis consultation hours
  • Plastic reconstructive eyelid consultation hours 
  • Aesthetic Surgery consultation hours
  • Eye Laser Clinic (Refractive)
  • Neuroophthalmological consultation hours
  • Special consultation hours for children
  • Contact lenses consultation hours
  • Visually impaired outpatients with a retina chip
  • Vision School




Range of Therapeutic Services


  • Laser cataract surgery (cataract surgery with femtosecond laser)
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • IVOM (AMD, diabetes, vascular occlusions, uveitis)
  • Retinal surgery (pars plana vitrectomy)
  • Retinal Chip
  • Corneal transplantation (DMEK and laser keratoplasty)
  • Eyelid surgery and orbital surgery
  • Plastic reconstruction after tumour surgery
  • Squint surgery
  • Refractive surgery (life without glasses)
  • Uveitis
  • New therapeutic procedures

Personal information


Prof. Dr Peter Szurman is a recognised specialist in minimally invasive eye surgery and the Chief Physician of the Sulzbach Eye Clinic. With his team of 31 specialised ophthalmologists, he treats more than 40,000 outpatients and almost 6,000 inpatients annually at one of Germany's largest and most modern eye clinics at a highly scientific level, with state-of-the-art technical equipment.

Prof. Szurman has extensive surgical experience in both the anterior and posterior segment of the eye. With 22,000 eye surgeries a year, the Sulzbach Eye Clinic is considered one of the largest specialized eye centres in Germany. Prof. Szurman is not only a recognized expert in minimally invasive eye surgery, but he has also gained scientific recognition worldwide with his numerous newly developed surgical procedures and more than 200 publications.

Specialist in Corneal Transplantation

Prof. Szurman and his team are recognized experts in corneal transplantation. The procedures have made great progress in recent years and have been significantly enhanced, owing to the scientific work conducted by Prof. Szurman. Under his leadership, the Sulzbach Eye Clinic has become a pioneer of the new procedure of partial corneal transplantation (DMEK). This is a particularly gentle surgical procedure of the cornea, decisively scientifically developed by his team. The Sulzbach transplantation system, advanced and patented in 2012 as the first of its kind in the entire world, has so far been used to successfully treat more than 10,000 patients in 50 countries. Prof. Szurman leads his own research group at the Sulzbach Eye Clinic and conducts training courses for international ophthalmologists on the subject of partial corneal transplantation.

Internationally-Acclaimed Retinal Surgery Centre 24/7

The Sulzbach Eye Clinic has been the largest retinal surgery centre in Germany since 2015. Under the direction of Prof. Szurman and the Head of the Department, Dr Boden, over 1700 major retinal and vitreous body surgeries are performed here annually. It is also here that even more delicate and minimally invasive surgical procedures have been developed in recent years, and they were all influenced by their own research team of the Sulzbach Eye Clinic. Patients with retinal conditions have at their disposal an experienced network of retinal specialists available around the clock, 365 days a year for emergencies or scheduled retinal surgeries.

One of a Few Reference Centres For Retinal Implants in Europe

For blind patients who have lost their sight due to a retinal disease such as Retinitis pigmentosa, a retina implant, also known as a retina chip, offers the opportunity to regain an oriented vision. This innovative method of artificial vision has been tested and the procedure has been performed 200 times worldwide. 11 retinal implantations were performed in the Sulzbach Eye Clinic alone under the supervision of Prof. Szurman. Scientifically, over the last 20 years, he has dedicated himself to the development of these pioneering electronic visual prostheses.

Cutting-Edge Ophthalmic Clinic With Heart, Excellent Appointment Management, and a Comfort Station

The eye clinic is one of the most modern and fastest growing clinics in Germany. Here, patients with common or rare eye complaints are always treated with the highest level of professionalism and using the latest state-of-the-art technology. The special reputation of the clinic is based on the consistent specialisation on innovative and minimally invasive treatment methods that are significantly gentler than the old-type, major eye surgeries.

Still, with all that high-end technology: people are always the main focus. The team of experts in ophthalmology and specialised nursing staff take care of the diagnosis, the surgical planning and follow-up care plan for their patients. In 16 specialist consultations, the ophthalmological surgical procedures are carefully planned by renowned experts and the patients are given detailed advice. For the special comfort during the hospital stay, a hotel-like comfort station with modern equipped rooms is available to patients upon request.

You can access the website of the Sulzbach Ophthalmologic Clinic.


Curriculum Vitae

Until 1996

Human Medicine Studies in Paris and Essen

1996 - 2001

Specialist Medical Training at the Eye Center Cologne, the University Eye Clinic


Senior Physician at the University Eye Clinic in Tübingen


Member of the interdisciplinary surgical team "Retina Implant" employed on the first ever worldwide implantation of a functional neuronal subretinal visual prosthesis in humans as a long-term test


Doctoral habilitation on new treatment options of the macular degeneration conditions, awarded a large research prize of the German Ophthalmic Surgeons Association


Chief Senior Physician and Deputy Director of the Tübingen Eye Clinic


Editorial Board with the Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, Field of retinal surgery


Appointments List with Charité Berlin University of Medicine


Research Professorship and Head of the Division for "Experimental Ophthalmic Surgery"


Appointments List with the University of Münster.


Appointment to the Eye Clinic Sulzbach, Knappschaftsklinikum Saar

2010 - 2017

Focus List of Physicians (TOP Physician 8 times in a row)



  • Dr Karl T. Boden
    PD Dr Karl T. Boden

    Chief Senior Physician and Deputy Head of the Clinic
    Head of the Department of Retinology and Laser Cataract Surgery
  • PD Dr Dr Boris Stanzel, FEBO
    PD Dr Boris Stanzel, FEBO

    Senior Physician
    Head of the Macula Centre Saar, Head of Stem Cell Therapy Unit at the Fraunhofer IBMT (the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering)
    Focus on retinology and macular diseases, stem cell therapy, electrophysiology
  • PD Dr Gesine Szurman
    Prof. Dr Gesine Szurman
    Senior Physician
    Head of Plastic Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery,
    Head of Vision School, Consultation Hereditary Retinal Disorders
    Focus on reconstructive and aesthetic eyelid surgery, eye socket, tear duct surgery, strabismus diseases, paediatric ophthalmology
  • Dr Marc A. Macek
    Dr Marc A. Macek

    Senior Physician
    Head of the Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Head of Paediatric and Preterm Infant Consultation
    Focus on retinology and paediatric ophthalmology
  • PD Dr Annekatrin Rickmann, FEBO
    PD Dr Annekatrin Rickmann, FEBO

    Senior Physician
    Senior Staff Physician of the Clinic, Head of Cornea Section, Head of Knappschafts-Tissue Bank Saar, Head of Macular Consultation Hours
    Focus on Cornea and Retinology
  • PD Dr Philipp Roberts
    PD Dr Philipp Roberts

    Senior Physician
    Head of the Cornea Consultation Hours
    Focus on Cornea, Retinology and Cataracts
  • Dr Arno Haus, FEBO
    Dr Arno Haus, FEBO

    Senior Physician
    Head of the Glaucoma Department, Head of the Saar Tissue Bank
    Focus on glaucoma and cornea
  • Dr Heiko Lägel
    Dr Heiko Lägel

     Senior Physician
    Head of the Outpatient Surgery Centre, Ophthalmological Surgery Centre
    Focus on retinology and cataract

  • Dr Núria Perez Guerra, FEBO

    Senior Physician
    Head of the Sicca Consultation Hours
    Focus Lid Surgery, Dry Eye, Cataract Surgery
  • Dr Philip Wakili
    Dr Philip Wakili

    Medical Director Outpatient Clinic, Acting Senior Physician
    Practical Year Representative
    Focus Cataract
  • Eugen Reifschneider
    Eugen Reifschneider

    Acting Senior Physician
    Representative Senior Staff Physician, Representative Head of the Laser Eye Clinic Saar
    Focus on Refractive Surgery and Cataract
  • Prof (Univ. Sao Paulo) Dr André Messias
    Prof. (Univ. Sao Paulo) Dr André Messias

    Acting Senior Physician
    Scholarship Holder Fellow Cornea, Professor at the Medical Faculty Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
    Focus on Cornea and Cataract

  • Dr Anna-Maria Seuthe, FEBO

    Acting Senior Physician
    Advanced Training Representative
    Focus on Glaucoma and Plastic Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery

Research & Training



  • It is possible to book a comfort station with a hotel feel to it


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Sulzbach/Saar Railway Station

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10 km

Saarbrücken Airport

14 km

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Prof. Dr Peter Szurman

Chief Physician

Sulzbach Eye Clinic

Knappschaftsklinikum Saar

An der Klinik 10, D-66280 Sulzbach

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