Prof. Martin Filipec | Ophthalmologist | Advanced Vision Care

Professor Martin Filipec


Professor Martin Filipec has an international reputation as an expert in his field with over 25 years of experience.


Professor Martin Filipec is a leading ophthalmologist in his native Czech Republic with an international reputation built on more than 25 years in the ophthalmic industry. After studying in France, he moved to Harvard where he qualified as a professor and was offered a professorship there but chose to return to the Czech Republic to establish the country’s first private eye hospital, the Lexum Eye Clinic.

Professor Filipec is a pioneer in corneal transplants and was the first laser eye surgeon to perform corneal graft in Afghanistan. His extensive specialist knowledge of eye micro-surgery, corneal transplants, cataract and laser treatment means he is in demand as a trainer of other surgeons in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan. His approachable manner ensures that patients feel confident they are in the hands of one of the world’s most experienced eye surgeons.

  • Over 25 years of experience
  • The first professor of ophthalmology at Charles University in Prague, one of Europe’s leading universities
  • A pioneer in corneal transplants and the first eye surgeon to perform corneal grafting in Afghanistan
  • Scientific advisor to leading eye care technology companies Zeiss and Alcon
  • A director of the International Ocular Inflammation Society
  • Trainer of surgeons across eastern Europe and in Afghanistan
  • Member of many international ophthalmology associations for research and development
  • Author of over 350 lecturers, 51 scientific publications and several textbooks
  • Extensive specialist knowledge of eye microsurgery, corneal transplants, cataract and laser surgery


  • Professor in Ophthalmology, Charles University, Prague
  • Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
  • Corneal Fellowship, Department of Ophthalmology, Hotel-Dieu, Paris
  • Doctor of Medicine, Charles University, Prague

Professional Affiliations

  • Medical Director, Lexum Eye Clinic
  • International Ocular Inflammation Society
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Czech Society of Ophthalmology
  • Czech Medical Society of JE Purkyne
  • Czech Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • European Association for Vision and Eye Research
  • Eye Research Laboratory, Charles University, Prague
  • French Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • First Honorary member of Afghanistan Society of Eye Doctors

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