Dr. Johannes Steinberg, FEBO


Dr. J. Steinberg is a leading specialist in the field of research, diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus. His surgical experience is focused on corneal and refractive surgery.



Dr. Steinberg received a medical degree as well as his doctor degree from the University Charité-Berlin before he started his residency program in ophthalmology at the Medical University Hamburg. He completed his residency by passing the German and European examinations in 2014.


Medical activities

Next to his clinical and scientific residency, Dr. Johannes Steinberg was the medical head for the international research projects of the department of ophthalmology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). In 2014, he ended his clinical career at the UKE to establish the "zentrumsehstärke", an ophthalmology practice and research center. At zentrumsehstärke, his surgical spectrum covers regular and complex cataract-surgeries (monofocal, multifocal, toric) and all state of the art surgical procedures of the cornea including CISIS, crosslinking and femtosecond laser procedures.


Scientific activities

His scientific work includes more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed articles indexed in the Journal Citation Report, and covers topics of corneal, cataract and refractive surgery.

Current scientific focus:

  • Biomechanical, topographical, tomographical and wavefront analysis of the cornea focusing on screening of ectatic corneal pathologies.
  • Safety and efficacy of refractive surgery (lens/laser).

In 2014, Dr. J. Steinberg received the Dr.-Karl-Robert-Brauns-Award of Ophthalmolgy for his study: "Anterior and posterior corneal changes after crosslinking for keratoconus". After passing his habilitation treatise "Early detection, classification and treatment of keratoconus" in 2014, Dr. Steinberg became an associate professor and lecturer at the UKE in June 2016.


Dr. Johannes Steinberg, FEBO


CISIS Keratokonus Zentrum


Augenarztpraxis am UKE

D-20251 Hamburg

Martinistrasse 64

T +49-40-429 160 66