Dr. Theo  Seiler

Personal Information:
Born in Ravensburg (Germany) on the 12th of February, 1949
Married with Dr. med. Heidelore Seiler since 1973 (4 children)
Languages: German, Englisch, French

Academic Background:
1968 – 1976 Studies in medicine, mathematics, and physics at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany
1976 – 1980 Professor of physics at the Peter-Silbermann College in Berlin, Germany
1985 – 1990 Senior assistant and lecturer at the Department of Ophthalmology, FU Berlin, Germany
1981- 1985 Residency at the Department of Ophthalmology at the FU Berlin, Germany, and M.D.
1990 Professor of Ophthalmology, FU Berlin, Germany
1993 Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology, TU Dresden,
2000 - 2002 Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Zurich,
Since 2002 Founder of the IROC, Zurich, and Professor at the University of
Zurich, Switzerland
Since 2008 Chairman of the IROC, Zurich

1983 Development of the first Dye Laser for clinical ophthalmology
1984 Development of the first surface coils for MRI of the orbit
1985 Worldwide first Excimer Laser PTK in humans
1986 Worldwide first Excimer Laser PRK in humans
1988 Worldwide first Holmium Yag Laser keratoplasty
1989 First prospective clinical study on Excimer Laser PRK
1995 Invention of Crosslinking
1998 First clinical application of Corneal CXL
1999 Worldwide first Wavefront guided treatment
2002 First topography-guided treatment with a WaveLight Laser
2008 First treatments with the Femtosecond WaveLight Laser
2010 First Flashlinking during LASIK

1987 Achsenfeld-Award (DOG)
1994 Khing Khaled-Award (SAOS)
1994 Binkhorst Award (AAO)
1995 Barraquer Award (AAO)
1996 Graefe Award (DOG)
1997 Honour Award (AAO)
2002 President’s Award (ISRS)
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award (AAO)
2008 Innovators lecture (ASCRS)
2009 Senior Achievement Award (AAO)
2010 Science Award (DGII)
2012 International Leadership in Ophthalmology
2012 Fjodorov Award (HSIOIRS)
2013 Franceschetti Award
2013 Danish Ophthalmological Society
2014 DOC Medaille in Gold
2014 Worldwide most influencial Ophthalmologist (the Ophthalmologist)
2014 ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame
2014 Honorary membership of the BRASCRS
2016 Bahcesehir University Medal of Science

Dr. Seiler is teaching in general ophthalmology and is specialist in corneal and refractive therapy, physiologic optics, laser in ophthalmology, and anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Seiler was senior clinical monitor in many FDA-Studies (for Wavelight and Summit).

Dr. Seiler has published more than 300 articles. A separate publication list is available.