1995 – present Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Rudolf Foundation Clinic
1997 – present Chairman, The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Retinology and Biomicroscopic Lasersurgery, Vienna, A 1030, Juchgasse 25
1991-95 Vice-chairman, University Eye Clinic, Vienna General Hospital (AKH), University of Vienna Medical School
1988 Professor of Ophthalmology, University Eye Clinic, Vienna
1990-95 Head of the Department for Vitreoretinal Diseases 1st University Eye Clinic, Vienna
1983 Dozent- Associate Professor of Ophthalmology 1St University Eye Clinic, Vienna
1982 Thesis : Clinical and Experimental Results in the Treatment of Massive Periretinal Proliferation (MPP) – the Most Unfavourable Form of Retinal Detachment. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 94, Heft 24 (l982)
1980 Duke University, Durham, USA. Prof Robert Machemer- experimental study on PVR for 3 months
1979/80 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Dr. Ronald Michels- training for vitreous surgery for 3 months
1978 University Eyeclinic Bonn, Germany. Prof. Ingrid Kreissig – retinal detachment surgery for 2 months
1977 Doctor of Ophthalmology, First University Eye Clinic, University of Medicine, Vienna
1971 Doctor of Medicine MD, Medical University Vienna

Publications : 233

  • 163 original articles in English and German, 21 in top journals
  • 33 surveys and book articles

4 books :

  1. 1986 : Basic and Advanced Vitreous Surgery .Edts.: G. Blankenship, S Binder. M. Gonvers, M Stripe. Fidia Research Series, Vol 2 Springer Verlag 1986
  2. 2004: The Macula, Diagnosis, Treatment and Future Trends . Edt. Susanne Binder,  Springer Verlag Wien
  3. 2005: Hydrophobe Acryl- Intraocularlinsen mit und ohne Blaulichtfilter ( Hydrophobic Acryl-intraocular lenses with and without blue light filter ) Edts: Susanne Binder, Rüdiger Welt, Ronald D. Gerste. Ad manum medici 2005
  4. 2006: Kataraktoperation und altersbedingte Makuladegeneration (Catarct surgery and age-related macular degeneration) Edts: Susanne Binder, Peter Wiedemann, Ronald D. Gerste. Ad manum medici 2006

33 further publ,/editorials in german / miscellanea

Editorial work :

  • Editor in chief : Spektrum für Augenheilkunde, Journal of the Austrian Ophthalmic Society
  • Editorial board : Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Ophthalmologica
  • Reviewer for Investigative Ophthalmology and visual Sciences, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Experimental Eye Research, Archives of Ophthalmology , Anatomy,
  • European Journal of Ophthalmology , Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavia

Main interest :
Microsurgery, vitreoretinal surgery, research in age-related macular degeneration, retinal pigment epithelial transplantation, retinal vascular diseases, the vitreo-retinal interface, 3D high resolution optical coherence tomography

Memberships : 
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Retina Society, Club Jules Gonin, Association of Retinal Specialists , ESCRS, Austrian Ophthalmic Society, Vienniese Ophthalmic Society, Instituto Barraquer

Additional responsibilities : 
Member of the Committee of Health of the Austrian Federal Government Goverment
Member of the Committee of Health of the City of Vienna
President of the Austrian Ophthalmic Society since 2005