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Our Physicians
Svjetlost is the leading ophthalmology clinic in this part of Europe, offering complete ophthalmic services.
Maja Bohač, MD, PhD

Maja Bohač, MD, PhD

  • Specialist ophthalmologist-refractive surgeon 
  • Sub-specialist for diseases of the anterior ocular segment
  • Head of the Department of Refractive Surgery 
  • Contact: maja.bohac@svjetlost.hr


Doctor Bohač graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zagreb and completed specialization in ophthalmology under the mentorship of Professor Nikica Gabrić, PhD. Her training in the field of refractive surgery began under the mentorship of Professor Gabrić and by additional trainings in London, Zurich, Barcelona, ​​Cologne and Strasbourg.

Regarding the scientific education, Doctor  Bohač completed the postgraduate study of Biomedicine and Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zagreb. In April 2017 she completed doctoral dissertation on: "Comparison of mechanical microkeratome and femtosecond lasers" and obtained PhD. Doctor Bohač is also doing a postdoctoral at the Faculty of Medicine in Rijeka. 

Work area

Doctor Bohač is specialized in refractive surgery. Within the Department of Refractive Surgery, she is responsible for leading a team of 10 refractive surgeons and introduction of new technologies in the field of laser refractive surgery for the purpose of further improvement of results. She is specialized in laser surgeries on complicated cases - scars and damage of the cornea and earlier refractive surgeries of any kind.
Doctor Bohač has so far performed more than 17.000 laser surgeries.

The introduction of new methods

She is among first doctors in the region who have started to use femtosecond lasers. She is also one of the first doctors who performed laser removal of presbyopia and the first doctor in the region who performed a new type of laser vision correction SMILE. 

Publications and research

She has published 8 papers indexed in CC, of ​​which the most important papers are related to the treatment of high astigmatism with excimer lasers. 

Membership in associations

She is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Croatian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She regularly participates as an active lecturer and educator at the annual meetings of those associations. 

Main publications

  • Ocular aberrations and corneal thickness-intraocular pressure relationship one year after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) enhancement with an aspheric ablation profile. BOHAC M, Anticic M, Koncarevic M, Biscevic A, Cerovic V, Gabric N, Patel S. Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2015
  • Comparison of Wavelight Allegretto Eye-Q and Schwind Amaris 750S excimer laser in treatment of high astigmatism. BOHAC M, Biscevic A, Koncarevic M, Anticic M, Gabric N, Patel S. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014; 114(1):62-68
  • Vector analysis of astigmatism before and after LASIK: a comparison of two different platforms for treatment of high astigmatism. Biscevic A, BOHAC M, Koncarevic M, Anticic M, Dekaris I, Patel S,Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec;253(12):2325-33.
  • Bowman strip complications during routine LASIK: Two cases demonstrating the clinical advantage of using Mitomicyn C in such cases. Kozomara B, BOHAC M, Gabric N, Patel S. J Optom. 2015;8(3):219-220.
  • First Results of Intracor Procedure in Croatia. BOHAČ M, Gabrić N, Antičić M, Drača N, Dekaris I.. Coll Antropol. 2011 May;35 Suppl 2:161-166.
  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty in the treatment of pseudoexfoliation glaucoma in patients allergic to all anti-glaucoma drops. Gavric M, Gabric N, Dekaris I, BOHAC M, Draca N.. Coll Antropol 2010 Apr;34 Suppl 2:275-277.
  • Comparison of Different Presbyopia Treatments: Refractive Lens Exchange with Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implantation Versus LASIK Monovision. Barišić A, Gabrić N, Dekaris I, Romac I, BOHAČ M, Jurić B. Coll Antropol. 2010 Apr;34 Suppl 2:95-98.
  • The expression of human corneal MMP-2, MMP-9, pro-MMP-13 and TIMP-1 in bullous keratopathy and keratoconus. Predović J, Balog T, Marotti T, Gabrić N, BOHAČ M, Romac I, Dekaris I. Coll Antropol. 2008 Oct;32 Suppl 2:15-9.
  • Comparison of diffractive and reffractive multifocal intraocular lenses in presbyopia treatement. Barišić A, Dekaris I, Gabrić N,BOHAČ M, Mravičić I, Lazić R.. Coll Antropol. 2008 Oct;32 Suppl 2:27-31.