University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Munich, Germany

Department of Ophthalmology

Siegfried Priglinger

Prof. Dr. med.

Siegfried Priglinger

Specialized in: ophthalmology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1998 Promotion zum Doktor der gesamten Heilkunde (summa cum laude)
  • 1998 Research Fellowship am Schepens Eye Research Institute der Harvard Medical School, Boston ('Immunobiology of Retinal Transplantation', Prof. J.W. Streilein, MD)
  • 1999 Gegenfächer/Internship: Herzchirurgie - LKA Salzburg Unfallchirurgie, Innere Medizin - AKH Linz
  • 2000 Arzt im Praktikum an der Augenklinik der Universität München, Direktor Prof. Dr. med. Anselm Kampik
  • 2001 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Augenklinik der Universität München
  • Februar 2005 Facharztprüfung für Augenheilkunde
  • Juni 2005 Oberarzt an der Augenklinik der Universität München
  • Juli 2006 Lehrbefähigung und Lehrbefugnis (Habilitation) für das Fach Augenheilkunde
  • 2007 Ausbildung zum zertifizierten Gesundheitsökonom (Dr. Braunschweig, BWL-Akademie, Köln)
  • Ab 18. Juni 2007 Vorstand der Augenabteilung AKh Linz; Medizinische Leitung


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • European society of cataract and refractive surgery (ESCRS)
  • Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG)
  • Münchner Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (MOG)
  • Österreichische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (ÖOG)

Wissenschaftliche Auszeichnungen:

  • Leistungsstipendium der Universität Wien (1993-1998)
  • Senatsstipendium der Universität Wien (19997-1998)
  • Sonderförderung außerhalb des KIP, Land OÖ (1998)           
  • Forschungsstipendium der Harvard Medical School, Boston (1999)
  • 1. Vortragspreis der Vereinigung Rhein-Mainischer Augenärzte (2001)
  • Forschungspreis der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, gestiftet von der Kröner Stiftung, München (2006)
  • 1. Vortragspreis der SFO (Französischen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft)

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Munich looks back on a long tradition. Today it is counting not only among the largest, but also among the most renowned facilities in Europe. The chief physician of the department is Prof. Dr. Med. Siegfried Priglinger.

Thanks to modern minimally invasive surgical options, treatment possibilities have improved significantly over the last years. It is the responsibility and motivation of the department to preserve the vision also in older patients. The medical team provides patients with utmost care and empathy. A long-lasting experience, scientific competence as well as the latest technological equipment allows precise diagnosis.

The medical team designs, together with patients, treatment plans which the Department of Ophthalmology, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Siegfried Priglinger, offers the whole range of services in the field of conservative and operative ophthalmology:

  • Diagnosis and therapy of eye tumors and tumors of the appendages of eye
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of eyelids, lacrimal apparatus and orbita
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the conjunctiva
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the sclera, iris, ciliary apparatus and corneal diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lens
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina, choroid
  • Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vitreous body and eyeballs
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the optic nerve and tract
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye muscles, eye movements disorders as well as accommodation and refractive errors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of vision impairment and blindness
  • Ophthalmological rehabilitation
  • Adaptation of visual aids
  • Diagnosis and treatment of strabismus and neuroophthalmological diseases
  • Plastic surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of other diseases of the eye and its appendages
  • Laser surgery of the eye

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