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Bianca S. Gerendas
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bianca S. Gerendas, MScManaging Director, Vienna Reading Center (VRC) and Associate Director, CDL for Ophthalmic Image Analysis (OPTIMA)

Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry
Position: Consultant

T +43 1 40400 79240

Further Information


Choroid; Clinical Medicine; Clinical Protocols; Clinical Trial; Diabetes Complications; Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetic Retinopathy; Eye; Multimodal 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 and Choroidal Diseases
  • 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. Three-Dimensional Automated Choroidal Volume Assessment on Standard Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Correlation With the Level of Diabetic Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov;158(5):1039-48.
  2. Gerendas BS, Hecht A, Kundi M, Waldstein SM, Deak G, Simader C, Montuoro A, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Funk M. Choroidal Line Scan Measurements in Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography as Surrogates for Volumetric Thickness Assessment. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;162:150-158.
  3. Waldstein SM*, Gerendas BS*, Montuoro A, Simader C, Schmidt-Erfurth U. Quantitative comparison of macular segmentation performance using identical retinal regions across multiple spectral domain optical coherence tomography instruments. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun;99(6):794-800. *Contributed equally.
  4. Lammer J, Bolz M, Baumann B, Pircher M, Götzinger E, Gerendas B, Roberts P, Hitzenberger CK, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Diabetic Retinopathy Research Group (DRRG) Vienna. Detection and Analysis of Hard Exudates by Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients with Diabetic Maculopathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Mar 13;55(3):1564-71.
  5. Roberts P, Baumann B, Lammer J, Gerendas BS, Kroisamer J, Buehl W, Pircher M, Hitzenberger CK, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Sacu S. Retinal pigment epithelial features in central serous chorioretinopathy identified by polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Apr 1;57(4):1595-603.