We’re the largest eye clinic in Slovakia
We’re IVIO Clinic
Our team is comprised of top specialists and microsurgeons who gained their medical education and experience at universities and ophthalmological practices around the world.
Some came to us after spending years abroad practising medicine, while others got their experience from extended contracts at Slovak clinics and hospitals, where they were trained in a variety of ophthalmological disciplines. The team has been carefully curated to ensure that all specialities in the field of ophthalmology are covered at a professional level and doctors provide clients with only the very best services. At IVIO Clinic our focus is not solely on eye surgery, but also ophthalmological research – which helps us set the trends, not merely follow them.
Konštantín Peško, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, Ophthalmologist, Surgeon
A leader in the ophthalmology community in Slovakia, Dr Peško ended his more than 35-year practice as an ophthalmologist, surgeon, and senior consultant at Bratislava University Hospital in 2020 so he could become the Clinical Director of IVIO Eye Clinic. He is a born innovator in introducing progressive surgical procedures, which he continuously develops and improves, and was one of the first eye surgeons to perform DMEK lamellar karatoplasty in Slovakia. The president of the Slovak Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (SKSCRS), he has published several journal articles and regularly participates in educational events in Slovakia and overseas. He also passes on his knowledge and skills to young ophthalmologists through his work at IVIO Academy.
Zuzana Hrbeková, MD
Dr Hrbeková earned her general medical degree at Comenius University Bratislava, which she successfully followed with board certification in ophthalmology in 2015. Until recently she worked at Bratislava University Hospital, where she gained extensive experience under the guidance of senior consultant Konštantín Peško, MD, PhD. An experienced surgeon on the anterior eye segment, Dr Hrbeková specialises on refractive eye surgery and aesthetic medical procedures at IVIO. She has completed several courses taught by one of the world’s leading refractive eye surgeons, Professor Dan Z. Reinstein in London.
Zuzana Kozárová, MD
A ophthalmologist with a wealth of experience treating adult and paediatric patients, Dr Kozárová earned her general medical degree at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, in 2009. After returning to Slovakia, she joined Nitra University Hospital’s Eye Clinic, where she primarily worked in the Paediatric Eye Clinic and the Glaucoma Clinic. More than a decade later she decided to transfer to IVIO Clinic, where she has been working since January 2021. As a seasoned healthcare professional, she is fully committed to patients – especially child patients and patients with glaucoma.
Juraj Sekáč, MD
After studying general medicine at Comenius University Bratislava, where he earned his degree in 2015, Dr Sekáč started to train and specialise in ophthalmology. As a doctor at Bratislava University Hospital, he primarily focused on cataract and glaucoma diagnosis and surgery. He later utilised his experience at a specialised eye centre in Malacky. An expert speaker at medical meetings and conferences, Dr Sekáč joined IVIO in June 2022 as a doctor at the IVIO Clinic in Bratislava.
Jana Sitárová, MD
An experienced ophthalmologist with more than 25 years experience, Dr Sitárová currently practices at IVIO Clinic Bratislava. She gained experience in the field of ophthalmology from working as an ophthalmologist at the Ružinov branch of Bratislava University Hospital and at a cornea clinic, where she worked for the last two years. As a specialist, she first focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with intraocular inflammation (uveitis), but she later moved on to treating corneal inflammation and conditions indicated for keratoplasty. Her experience is valued in the medical community, regularly appearing at professional events, seminars, and symposia.
Lenka Vanyová, MD, FEBO
A graduate of Comenius University’s Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Dr Vanyová started to specialise in ophthalmology after she completed her general medicine degree in 2016. In 2021 she passed her exams and became a board-certified ophthalmologist. She gained further experience and knowledge at a specialised ophthalmology hospital, where her practice focused on examining and treating diseases of the retina at the hospital’s applied medicine centre. She also applies her knowledge as a speaker at medical seminars and meetings. Since May 2022 Dr Vanyová has utilised her high level of expertise and experience here at IVIO Clinic, where she provides care to our adult and paediatric patients.
Beáta Vidová, MSc
Ms Vidová received her Master of Optometry degree from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, while also completing a Bachelor’s in Orthoptics. Already as a student she set herself apart as an exceptional talent and with several major achievements under her belt, including speaking at the Optometry Conference of Central and South-Eastern Europe (OCCSEE). After completing her studies, she immediately put her knowledge and skills to use. A respected expert with valuable experience with both adults and children, Ms Vidová has been with IVIO since August 2020, coming to the clinic from optometry practices in the Czech Republic. She actively contributes to IVIO Academy’s educational activities.
Katarína Paulovičová, LO
A qualified optician and certified optometrist with more than fourteen years of experience, Ms Paulovičová got her start at an optical retail chain in Bratislava before moving on to Banská Bystrica, where she ran several optical shops for one of Slovakia’s leading ophthalmology clinics, Oftal. Her extensive experience makes her a valuable asset for our newly opened optical shop, IVIO Optic. Over the course of her career, Ms Paulovičová has worked with both adults and children. Thanks to her human approach and professionalism, she has become a respected expert in the field of optometry. She has been with IVIO Clinic since November 2021.
After studying General Nursing with a specialisation in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing care, Ms Bilavčíková attended continuing education courses in the field of ophthalmology nursing care. Her rare combination of skills and experience have made her a standout figure in Czech and Slovak medical circles. Until November 2019, she was the Nurse Manager responsible for eleven eye clinics and more than 300 employees. With more than thirty years of experience, she is one of the leading experts at our clinic. Ms Bilavčíková is in charge of operations and the nursing team at IVIO Clinic and she passes on her experience to the professional community through IVIO Academy.
Mgr. Andrea Sanyová
Due to her comprehensive and multifaceted education, Ms Sanyová has become a unique expert in the field of orthoptics and pleoptics with more than 28 years of experience. She became a nurse in 1993 and since then she has been continuously furthering her education. In 2003 she became a registered nurse, and she completed her studies in medical-surgical nursing in 2012. In 2015 she turned her focus to studying certified orthoptics and pleoptics at the Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies in Bratislava. She went on to further her knowledge by studying Social Work at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, and St. Elizabeth College of Health and Social Work in Bratislava. Ms Sanyová has been with IVIO since November 2021, where she works with our paediatric patients.