Bianca Gerendas, MD MSc


Associate Director

Christian Doppler Laboratory for Ophthalmic Image Analysis

Managing Director

Vienna Reading Center

Department of Ophthalmology

Medical University of Vienna

Email: bianca.gerendas(at)

Phone: +43 1 40400 73419

Office: AKH level 08, room 08.i9.15



Bianca Gerendas is the Associate Director of the OPTIMA group and the Scientific Director of the Vienna Reading Center. As a clinician she currently works as a retina fellow at the Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Medical University of Vienna. Bianca Gerendas finished her Medical School in 2009 at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where she in parallel obtained her Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management. She completed her doctoral MD thesis before she joined in 2010 the Medical University of Vienna first as a Research Assistant and enrolled in the PhD program for Medical Physics which she is going to complete this year on "Multimodal Choroidal Imaging". Besides her academic university career Bianca Gerendas is married and mother of two daughters (2014, 2016).

Research Interests:


- Retinal imaging and computational ophthalmic image analysis

- Translational interdisciplinary ophthalmic research

- Retinal structure/function correlation

- Large scale data analysis

- Diabetic retinopathy and choroidal diseases