Dr. med. Christian Böni










Dr. Christian Böni joined our private doctor’s office in 2018. He is a consultant at the ophthalmological department of university hospital Zurich with special interest in ocular inflammation as well as in all other subspecialties surgical wise and pharmacological.

Professional Experiences & current occupations

2015-2016 Part time at private practice Witikon, Zurich, Dr. Fabio Meier
Since 2014 Consultant, university hospital Zurich, director Prof. Dr. D. Barthelmes
2013-2014 Clinical and Clinical Research Fellowship, Ocular Inflammation and Infection, University of Los Angeles California, Dr. G. Holland
2012 Specialist in ophthalmology FMH, Certificate of the European Board of Ophthalmology (F.E.B.O., Paris)
2011-2013 Intern, university hospital Zurich, director Prof. Dr. K. Landau
2009-2011 Intern, ophthalmological department, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, director Prof. C. Valmaggia
2008-2009 Intern, surgical department, Spital Wetzikon, director Dr. R. Stieger
2007 Promotion, human medicine, medical university Zurich
2001-2007 Studies of human medicine, medical university Zurich
Born in Lachen SZ, Swiss.

Summarised skills

Studies of human medicine at medical university Zurich. General surgical and ophthalmological training at Kantonsspital St. Gallen und university hospital Zurich. Clinical and Clinical Research Fellow at Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California (UCLA) with Dr. Gary Holland, specialised in inflammatory eye diseases. Since 2014 consultant at university hospital Zurich and subspecialty in Uveitis, retinal diseases and general ophthalmology as well as surgical interventions at university hospital Zurich and in a private setting.


  • Award ‘Teacher of the year’ university hospital Zurich, 2015.
  • Selected for ‘Best of’ Presentation at American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, Title ‘Five year follow-up data of the longitudinal study on Birdshot Chorioretinopathy’, Presentation American Uveitis Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 2013.
  • Alan Ridgway Award, European Board of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2012.
  • Poster Award Schweizerische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft, Titel ‘Bisphosphonate-associated orbital inflammatory disease and uveitis anterior’, 2012.


  • Research and Developement, current and former functions
  • Intraocular inflammations, Uveitis und Scleritis
  • Retinal diseases and multimodal imaging
  • Investigator with multiple pharmaceutical studies
  • Science group ophthalmological department university hospital Zurich, subspeciality retina and inflammations



  • Multimodal imaging of choroidal lesions in disseminated mycobacterium chimaera infection after cardiothoracic surgery. Böni C, Al-Sheikh M, Hasse B, Eberhard R, Kohler P, Hasler P, Erb S, Hoffmann M, Barthelmes D, Zweifel SA. Retina. 2017
  • Review of people with retinal vasculitis and positive QuantiFERON(®)-TB Gold test in an area nonendemic for tuberculosis.Brunner DR, Zweifel SA, Barthelmes D, Meier F, Böni C. Int Ophthalmol. 2017.
  • Fundus Autofluorescence Findings in Eyes With Birdshot Chorioretinitis. Böni C, Thorne JE, Spaide RF, Ostheimer TA, Sarraf D, Levinson RD, Goldstein DA, Rifkin LM, Vitale AT, Jaffe GJ, Holland GN. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017.
  • Torpedo Maculopathy Associated with Choroidal Neovascularization. Jurjevic D, Böni C, Barthelmes D, Fasler K, Becker M, Michels S, Stemmle J, Herbort C, Zweifel SA. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2017.
  • Ocular Toxoplasmosis: Therapy-Related Adverse Drug Reactions and Their Management. Helfenstein M, Zweifel S, Barthelmes D, Meier F, Fehr J, Böni C. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2017.
  • Increased intraocular pressure is a risk factor for unexplained visual loss during silicone oil endotamponade Marti M, Walton R, Böni C, Zweifel SA, Stahel M, Barthelmes D. Retina. 2017.
  • Clinical and Histopathologic Ocular Findings in Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection after Cardiothoracic Surgery. Zweifel SA, Mihic-Probst D, Curcio CA, Barthelmes D, Thielken A, Keller PM, Hasse B, Böni C. Ophthalmology. 2016.
  • Choroidal Findings in Eyes With Birdshot Chorioretinitis Using Enhanced-Depth Optical Coherence Tomography.Böni C, Thorne JE, Spaide RF, Ostheimer TA, Sarraf D, Levinson RD, Goldstein DA, Rifkin LM, Vitale AT, Jaffe GJ, Holland GN. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016.
  • Intraocular Inflammation Associated with New Therapies for Cutaneous Melanoma – Case Series and Review. Fierz FC, Meier F, Chaloupka K, Böni C. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2016.
  • Healthcare-associated prosthetic heart valve, aortic vascular graft, and disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to open heart surgery. Kohler P, Kuster SP, Bloemberg G, Schulthess B, Frank M, Tanner FC, Rössle M, Böni C, Falk V, Wilhelm MJ, Sommerstein R, Achermann Y, Ten Oever J, Debast SB, Wolfhagen MJ, Brandon Bravo Bruinsma GJ, Vos MC, Bogers A, Serr A, Beyersdorf F, Sax H, Böttger EC, Weber R, van Ingen J, Wagner D, Hasse B. Eur Heart J. 2015.
  • Bisphosphonate-associated orbital inflammatory disease and uveitis anterior– case report and review. Böni C, Kordic H, Chaloupka K. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2013.
  • New guidelines in the treatment of persistent central serous chorioretinopathy: PDT with half-dose verteporfin Böni C, Kloos P, Valmaggia C; Department of Ophthalmology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2012.
  • Routine stenting reduces urologic complications as compared with stenting “on demand” in adult kidney transplantation. Georgiev P, Böni C, Dahm F, Maurus CF, Wildi S, Rousson V, Wüthrich RP, Clavien PA, Weber M. Urology. 2007.

Other Articles:

  • Eyeball perforation of a 7-year-old girl caused by the “Must-Have Office Toy 2017”: The potential risk of injury by a spinning toy (fidget spinner). Nessmann A, Chaloupka K, Böni C. Ophthalmologe. 2017.
  • Bilateral Uveitis and Tubulointerstitial Nephritis – an Atypical Case. Iselin KC, Brandt S, Böni C. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2017.
  • Vorsicht bei den Augen, Augenentzündungen beim Morbus Bechterew. Böni C. Vertical. 2016
  • ”Ich sehe nichts mehr!” Einmaleins zur Erstbeurteilung einer Visusminderung. Böni C; Mojon D. Hausarzt Praxis, 2012.


  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish, French (Basics)


  • FMH – Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum
  • SOG – Schweizerische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft
  • BSOC – Berufsverband der Schweizer Ophthalmochirurgie