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The Eye Laser Microsurgery Centre was founded in 1996 by Prof. Jerzy Szaflik – long-term head of the Ophthalmology Faculty and Clinic at Warsaw Medical University, author and co-author of nearly 290 scientific publications, 16 textbooks, editor-in-chief of 2 medical periodicals and speaker at over 324 national and international conferences.

A pioneer of ophthalmology, Professor Jerzy Szaflik created the Eye Tissue Bank in Warsaw, which began functioning in 1995.

In addition, he concentrated along with an international team of researchers on problems of ophthalmic genetics and introduced the extracapsular cataract extraction technique.

He was one of the first Polish surgeons to apply the modern cataract extraction surgery method of phacoemulsification, and recently also femtosecond laser cataract surgery.

In 2012, the Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) decided to award Prof.Jerzy Szaflik a PAN Medal for outstanding service to Polish and world science.


1969 – Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice

1975 – MD degree – thesis:

The effects of oestrogens on intraocular pressure – experimental research and clinical observations

1979 – title of Associate Professor of Medicine.

Habilitation thesis:

Theoretical and practical aspects of removing ferromagnetic foreign bodies from inside the eye

1990 – associate professor at Faculty and Clinic of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice

1992 – title of MD

1997 – full professor

2005 post-graduate studies in Health Care Facility Management – Warsaw School of Economics