|After studying human medicine in Paris and Essen, he completed his specialist training at the University Eye Clinic Cologne and in 2001 moved to the University Eye Clinic Tübingen as senior physician. In 2007, he received his PhD on new treatment options for macular degeneration. In the following year, he was appointed vice head of the Tübingen Eye Clinic and took over the research professorship for “Experimental Ophthalmic Surgery”. Since 2010, he has been Director of the Sulzbach Eye Clinic at the Knappschaft Hospital Saar.
Prof. Szurman has extensive surgical experience in the anterior and posterior segment of the eye and is an acknowledged expert in minimally invasive eye surgery. In this field he has scientifically developed numerous new surgical procedures. He is particularly passionate about retinal and stem cell therapy as well as transplant surgery. He has received several awards in this field.
The Sulzbach Eye Clinic has developed into one of the largest eye clinics in Germany with 22,000 operations per year in seven new, state-of-the-art operating theatres. Every year, 31 medical specialists treat 45,000 outpatients and almost 6,000 inpatients. With over 2,000 vitrectomies per year, the Sulzbach Eye Clinic has been renowned as the largest retinal surgery center in Germany since 2015.