Clinical Research

Klaudia Kostolna, MD

Doctoral Research Scientist
Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry
Medical University of Vienna
Email: klaudiakostolna(at)
Phone: +43 1 40400 79240
Office: AKH building (Level 8, room 08.i9.15)


Klaudia Kostolna is a team member of the OPTIMA lab. In July 2021 she obtained her medical degree at the Medical University of Vienna. As a part of her studies, she spent a semester abroad in Switzerland and attended universities in Germany. For her thesis she focused on imaging of photoreceptors with adaptive optics optical coherence tomography.

She joined the OPTIMA Team as a doctoral research scientist in Mai 2022 after finishing her general clinical training at hospitals of the Vincent group in Vienna. Currently, her general research interests are the identification and quantification of biomarkers for monitoring of disease progression and treatment response.

Research Interests:

  • Artificial intelligence in retinal disease  
  • Morphologic biomarker identification and quantification in OCT
  • Development of automated algorithms
  • Retinal structure and function correlation