Dr méd. Christian de Courten


Specialist in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery, member of FMH

Work experience

  • Institute of Pathology, (Prof. Gardiol), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Department of anaesthesiology and resuscitation, (Dr Schwander), HFR Fribourg – Cantonal hospital, Switzerland
  • Department of neurosurgery, (Prof. Zander), CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Institute of Anatomy, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • University department of ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Hospital (Prof. Gailloud), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Department of paediatric ophthalmology, (Prof. Richard Raab), Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Unit of Paediatric and immune-ophthalmology (Prof. D. Ben Ezra), Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Clinical Director, University Department of ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Refractive surgery, London Vision Clinic, London, UK


  • Federal degree in medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • PLT anaesthesia, Gr Hôp 52
  • Winner of Doctoral Prize, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • FMH Specialist in ophthalmology
  • Clinical Director Assistant, Jules-Gonin Ophthalmology Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology and uveitis, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Fellowship, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Private practice in Lausanne and Crans-Montana, Switzerland


  • Swiss Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • French Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

  • Cataract surgery, 30 years' experience with more than 10,000 phacoemulsifications performed
  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Refractive laser and implant surgery, 25 years' experience with more than 10,000 Lasik operations performed
  • Strabismus surgery
  • Implantable contact lens implant surgery. One of the first surgeons in Switzerland to implant this type of lens. Over 25 years of experience in this field and more than 600 implant placements.
Ophthalmology Symposium 2022
This event will bring together the best ophthalmologists from the Montchoisi Clinic and the Swiss Visio Network as well as international speakers.

Inauguration of Swiss Visio Beau-Rivage
Since it opened in February 2020, Swiss Visio Beau-Rivage has taken care of 2500 patients, all of whom have seen the merits of refractive surgery.

Swiss Visio ouvre un centre d’ophtalmologie dédié à la chirurgie réfractive
Le nouveau centre d’ophtalmologie Swiss Visio Beau-Rivage, spécialisé dans la prise en charge d’interventions en chirurgie réfractive, a ouvert ses portes au Chemin de Beau-Rivage 18 à Lausanne.

Chirurgie réfractive, comment faire le bon choix ?
Le magazine "Marie-Claire" a publié un article sur l'ouverture du nouveau service de chirurgie réfractive à Swiss Visio Montchoisi. 

Portrait Dr méd. Christian de Courten


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Swiss Visio Beau-Rivage
Chemin de Beau-Rivage 18
1006 Lausanne

T +41 58 274 23 00

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Clinique de Montchoisi
Chemin des Allinges 10
1006 Lausanne

T +41 21 619 39 39 cdecourten@montchoisi.ch