Dr. Lorenzo Artaria​​​​​​​


Medical degrees:

1970 – 1977: University of Zurich, Switzerland

​​​​​​​1977: Medical Degree, University of Zurich, Switzerland

1982: Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery Specialisation, Bern, Switzerland


1977-1982: Medical Assistant in the Ophthamology Clinic of the University of Zurich, Switzerland

1982: Medical Assistant in the Ophthalmology Department in Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

1982-1985: Head of the Ophthalmology Clinic of the University of Bern, Switzerland

Professional experience:

  • 1985-1992: Private medical practice in Bellinzona, Switzerland

  • 1985-1992: Chief of Ophthalmology, San Giovanni Hospital, Bellinzona, Switzerland

  • 1992-2002: Chief of Ophthalmology, Regional Hospital of Lugano, Switzerland

  • Since 1993: Private medical practice in Lugano, Switzerland

  • Since 2002: Medical director of the laser eye surgery clinic in Lugano, Switzerland, Centro Laser Lugano SA

  • 2003-2006: Ophthalmic surgeon, Ars Medica Clinic, Gravesano, Switzerland

  • Dal 2007: Ophthalmic surgeon, ambulatory surgical clinic in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland AVANTI – Centro ticinese di chirurgia ambulatoriale SA in Lugano-Pazzallo

Experience in refractive surgery:

  • 1993: first laser surgery in Switzerland (Bern)

  • 1994: founded the first refractive surgery center in the Lugano regional hospital (EOC) in the Canton of Ticino 

  • 1994-2002: regular activity in refractive surgery as Chief of Ophthalmology in the Lugano regional hospital (EOC)

  • 2002: opening of a private refractive surgery clinic in via Castagnola 21, Lugano-Cassarate, Centro Laser Lugano SA 

  • 2007: transfer of the refractive surgery clinic to via Senago 42 in Lugano-Pazzallo  Centro Laser Lugano SA

Experience in the following fields of refractive surgery:

  • laser surgery (LASIK, LASEK, Epi-Lasic, PRK)

  • intraocular lens implants for the correction of visual defects (ICL)

  • implant of intracorneal lens and rings (Intacs)

  • cornea transplants

  • Corneal Cross Linking (CXL)     

Member of:         

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

  • Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG)

  • International Society of Bilateral Cataract Surgeons (ISBCS)

  • Società Svizzera di Oftalmologia (SSO)

  • Associazione oculisti del Canton Ticino (AOCT)