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Bianca S. Gerendas
Ap. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bianca S. Gerendas, MSc, PhDManaging Director, Vienna Reading Center (VRC)

Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry
Position: Consultant

ORCID: 0000-0001-8940-8130
T +43 1 40400 79630

Further Information


Artificial Intelligence; Clinical Medicine; Clinical Protocols; Clinical Trial; Diabetes Complications; Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetic Retinopathy; Diagnostic Imaging; Eye; Eye Diseases; Eye Manifestations; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Multimodal Imaging; Optical Imaging; Retina; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

Research interests

  • Interdisciplinary Medical Image Analysis Methods
  • Computational Ophthalmic Image Analysis
  • Prevention strategies for retinal diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Imaging and Innovative Image Analysis
  • Translational Ophthalmic Research
  • Retinal structure-function correlation
  • Large Scale Data Analysis


  • CHARMED (2014)
    Source of Funding: WWTF (Vienna Science and Technology Fund), Cooperation with University of Vienna, PI at MedUni
    Principal Investigator
  • Christian Doppler Laboratory for Ophthalmic Image Analysis (Member) (2013)
    Source of Funding: CDG (Christian Doppler Research Association), Ophthalmic Image Analysis
    Coordinator of the collaborative project

Selected publications

  1. Gerendas BS, Waldstein SM, Simader C, Deak G, Hajnajeeb B, Zhang L, Bogunovic H, Abramoff MD, Kundi M, Sonka M, Schmidt-Erfurth U, 2014. Three-Dimensional Automated Choroidal Volume Assessment on Standard Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Correlation With the Level of Diabetic Macular Edema. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 158(5), pp.1039-1048.e1. Available at:
  2. Schmidt-Erfurth U, Sadeghipour A, Gerendas BS, Waldstein SM, Bogunović H, 2018. Artificial intelligence in retina. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 67, pp.1-29. Available at:
  3. Breger A, Ehler M, Bogunovic H, Waldstein SM, Philip AM, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Gerendas BS, 2017. Supervised learning and dimension reduction techniques for quantification of retinal fluid in optical coherence tomography images. Eye, 31(8), pp.1212-1220. Available at:
  4. Gerendas BS, Prager S, Deak G, Simader C, Lammer J, Waldstein SM, Guerin T, Kundi M, Schmidt-Erfurth UM, 2017. Predictive imaging biomarkers relevant for functional and anatomical outcomes during ranibizumab therapy of diabetic macular oedema. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 102(2), pp.195-203. Available at:
  5. Gerendas BS, Bogunovic H, Sadeghipour A, Schlegl T, Langs G, Waldstein SM, Schmidt-Erfurth U, 2017. Computational image analysis for prognosis determination in DME. Vision Research, 139, pp.204-210. Available at: