Dr. med. Stephan J. Linke

Dr. med. Stephan J. Linke

Dr. med. Stephan J. Linke is a renowned specialist in ophthalmology and the Medical Director of “Zentrumsehstärke”.

The focus of his clinical activities include the treatment of diseases of the anterior segment. To date, Dr. med. Linke has successfully performed thousands of laser treatments for the correction of vision defects.


  • 2014: Award for Best Presentation “picosecond laser keratoplasty infrared” during the annual meeting of the Association of North German Ophthalmologists
  • 2013: Hans-Sautter Price of the Association of North German Ophthalmologists
  • 2008: Poster Prize of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • 2007: Thematic research funding DOG
  • 2004: Poster Price of the DOG

Cataract surgery (incl. special lenses multifocal, toric), and all corneal surgical procedures including corneal transplantation.


  • Steinberg J, Linke SJ. Screening for Keratoconus and Related Ectatic Corneal Disorders: A Response. Cornea. 2015 Nov;34(11):e34-5.
  • Steinberg J, Katz T, Lücke K, Frings A, Druchkiv V, Linke SJ. Screening for Keratoconus With New Dynamic Biomechanical In Vivo Scheimpflug Analyses. Cornea. 2015 Nov;34(11):1404-12.
  • Linke SJ, Ceyrowski T, Steinberg J, Kuhnhardt K, Richard G, Katz T. Central versus thinnest pachymetry of the cornea and thinnest point vector length: impact of ocular side, refractive state, age, and sex. Cornea. 2013 May;32(5):e127-35.
  • Linke SJ, Steinberg J, Eddy MT, Richard G, Katz T. Relationship between minimum corneal thickness and refractive state, keratometry, age, sex, and left or right eye in refractive surgery candidates. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Dec;37(12):2175-80.


2014 Founder of Zentrumsehstärke (Center of sight) in Eppendorf, Hamburg
2013-2014 Senior consultant of the Eye Clinic, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Since 2007 Senior physician at the Eye Clinic of the UKE and Team Head of Corneal and Refractive Surgery
2005 Recognition as a specialist in ophthalmology
2000-2001 Research intern ZMNH on “Intraretinal t ransplantation of stem cells”
Since 2000 Researcher at the Department of Ophthalmology at t he University Hospital Eppendorf
2000 MD PhD Clinic of the University of Hamburg- Eppendorf (UKE)