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Svjetlost is the leading ophthalmology clinic in this part of Europe, offering complete ophthalmic services.
Alma Biščević, MD, PhD

Alma Biščević, MD, PhD

  • Ophthalmology Specialist - refractive surgery


Doctor Alma Biščević completed in 2008 the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sarajevo. After the internship, she continued with the specialist training in the field of ophthalmology at the University Eye Hospital "Svjetlost" in Zagreb, mentored by professor  Nikica Gabrić and professor Iva Dekaris. She passed the specialization exam in 2014. Since 2015 she has been working at  Svjetlost Eye Clinic in Sarajevo.

She competed the specialist study in ophthalmology at the University of Zagreb in 2013. In 2016 she completed a postgraduate study and research in the field of "Biomedicine and Health" .

Doctoral dissertation defended on the thesis : A Prospective Comparison of Two Laser Platforms in the Treatment of High Astigmatism by Laser in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK). in 2019.

Field of work

Doctor Alma Biščević deals with the anterior segment of the eye, refractive surgery and corneal diseases. She completed training in the field of refractive surgery in Zagreb, mentored by professor Nikica Gabrić, MD, Maja Bohač, MD and Marija Antičić, MD and at the international centers of excellence (Schwind, Germany). She completed training in corneal diseases, with an emphasis on corneal transplantation, mentored by professor Iva Dekaris.

Doctor Alma Biščević specializes in the field of refractive surgery. So far she has performed surgeries in five countries in the region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and  Montenegro) on 5 different lasers. Doctor Alma Biščević has so far performed more than 15.000 different procedures of laser vision correction.  

Publications and research

She published four original scientific papers indexed in CC, and over 30 summaries of congress press releases at international and national expert ophthalmic meetings.

Main publications

The relationship between patient age and residual refractive error after uneventful laser in situ keratomileusis for moderate-to-high hyperopia.
Biscevic A, Bohac M, Ahmedbegovic-Pjano M, Pidro A, Bejdic N, Patel S.
Eur J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jun 28:1120672120937658. doi: 10.1177/1120672120937658. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 32597207
Changes in the Higher Order Ocular Aberrations and Central Corneal Thickness After T-PRK and Fs-LASIK.
Biscevic A, Ahmedbegovic-Pjano M, Pasalic A, Ziga N, Gabric K, Bohac M.
Acta Inform Med. 2020 Jun;28(2):98-102. doi: 10.5455/aim.2020.28.98-102.
PMID: 32742060 Free PMC article.
Pachymetry and Elevation Back Map Changes in Keratoconus Patients After Crosslinking Procedure.
Pjano MA, Biscevic A, Grisevic S, Gabric I, Salkica AS, Ziga N.
Med Arch. 2020 Apr;74(2):105-108. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2020.74.105-108.
PMID: 32577050 Free PMC article.
Incidence of Keratoconus in Refractive Surgery Population of Vojvodina - Single Center Study.
Bejdic N, Biscevic A, Pjano MA, Ivezic B.
Mater Sociomed. 2020 Mar;32(1):46-49. doi: 10.5455/msm.2020.32.46-49.
PMID: 32410891 Free PMC article.
Vector Analysis of Changes in the Higher Order Ocular Aberrations and Central Corneal Thickness After T-PRK and Fs-LASIK.
Biscevic A, Pidro A, Ahmedbegovic-Pjano M, Bjedic N, Bohac M, Patel S.
Acta Inform Med. 2020 Mar;28(1):24-28. doi: 10.5455/aim.2019.28.24-28.
PMID: 32210511 Free PMC article.
Keratoconus Progression Classification One Year After Performed Crosslinking Method Based on ABCD Keratoconus Grading System.
Grisevic S, Gilevska F, Biscevic A, Ahmedbegovic-Pjano M, Bohac M, Pidro A.
Acta Inform Med. 2020 Mar;28(1):18-23. doi: 10.5455/aim.2020.28.18-23.
PMID: 32210510 Free PMC article.
Cross-linking treatment for better visual acuity.
Grišević S, Gilevska F, Biščević A, Ahmedbegović-Pjano M, Pidro A, Patel S, Bohač M.
Med Glas (Zenica). 2020 Feb 1;17(1):123-128. doi: 10.17392/1071-20.
PMID: 31845564
Excimer Lasers in Refractive Surgery.
Pidro A, Biscevic A, Pjano MA, Mravicic I, Bejdic N, Bohac M.
Acta Inform Med. 2019 Dec;27(4):278-283. doi: 10.5455/aim.2019.27.278-283.
PMID: 32055096 Free PMC article. Review.
Epidemiology of Diabetic Retinopathy at Eye Clinic Svjetlost Sarajevo: Two Years Retrospective Single Center Study.
Pidro A, Ahmedbegovic-Pjano M, Grisevic S, Sofic-Drino V, Gabric K, Biscevic A.
Mater Sociomed. 2019 Dec;31(4):290-293. doi: 10.5455/msm.2019.31.290-293.
PMID: 32082096 Free PMC article.
Different Surgical Approaches for Treatment of Dissociated Vertical Deviation (DVD).
Mravicic I, Gulic MP, Barisic A, Biscevic A, Pjano MA, Pidro A.
Med Arch. 2019 Dec;73(6):386-390. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2019.73.386-390.
PMID: 32082005 Free PMC article
Treatment of High Astigmatism with WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q Excimer Laser Platform.
Biscevic A, Bohac M, Pjano MA, Grisevic S, Patel S, Pidro A.
Acta Inform Med. 2019 Sep;27(3):177-180. doi: 10.5455/aim.2019.27.177-180.
PMID: 31762574 Free PMC article.
Marcus Gunn Jaw-Winking Syndrome: a Case Report.
Ziga N, Biscevic A, Pjano MA, Pidro A.
Med Arch. 2019 Aug;73(4):282-284. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2019.73.282-284.
PMID: 31762566 Free PMC article.
Changes in Endothelial Cell Count Up to Three Years After Implantation of Toric Implantable Collamer Lenses.
Bohac M, Jagic M, Biscevic A, Shijakova V, Gabric N, Patel S.
Cornea. 2019 Jul;38(7):873-879. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001914.
PMID: 31170105 Clinical Trial.
Lasik as a Solution for High Hypermetropia.
Biscevic A, Pidro A, Pjano MA, Grisevic S, Ziga N, Bohac M.
Med Arch. 2019 Jun;73(3):191-194. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2019.73.191-194.
PMID: 31402804 Free PMC article.
A Case Study of Choroideremia and Choroideremia Carrier.
Pidro A, Ratkovic M, Pjano MA, Biscevic A.
Med Arch. 2019 Feb;73(1):61-62. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2019.73.61-62.
PMID: 31097864 Free PMC article.
Unwanted Astigmatism and High-order Aberrations One Year after Excimer and Femtosecond Corneal Surgery.
Bohac M, Koncarevic M, Dukic A, Biscevic A, Cerovic V, Merlak M, Gabric N, Patel S.
Optom Vis Sci. 2018 Nov;95(11):1064-1076. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001298.
PMID: 30339639 Clinical Trial
Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Post LASIK Ectasia: A Review of over 30,000 LASIK Cases.
Bohac M, Koncarevic M, Pasalic A, Biscevic A, Merlak M, Gabric N, Patel S.
Semin Ophthalmol. 2018;33(7-8):869-877. doi: 10.1080/08820538.2018.1539183. Epub 2018 Oct 25.
PMID: 30359155 Clinical Trial
Refractive Outcomes of Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation for Correction of Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism.
Pjano MA, Pidro A, Biscevic A, Grisevic S, Pandzic B, Cerovic V.
Med Arch. 2017 Apr;71(2):93-96. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2017.71.93-96.
PMID: 28790537 Free PMC article.
A Critical Evaluation of Refractive Outcomes Following LASIK for Moderate to High Astigmatism Using Two Excimer Laser Platforms.
Patel S, Bohac M, Biscevic A, Koncarevic M, Anticic M, Gabric N.
J Refract Surg. 2017 Feb 1;33(2):104-109. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20161102-01.
PMID: 28192589
One Year Follow-Up After Veriflex Phakic Intraocular Lenses Implantation for Correction of Myopia.
Pjano MA, Biscevic A, Grisevic S, Pidro A, Ratkovic M, Bohac M, Husovic AA, Gojak R.
Acta Inform Med. 2016 Jun;24(3):178-81. doi: 10.5455/aim.2016.24.178-181. Epub 2016 Jun 4.
PMID: 27482131 Free PMC article.
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. doi: 10.1007/s00417-015-3177-x. Epub 2015 Sep 24.
PMID: 26400154
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 Oct;252(10):1679-86. doi: 10.1007/s00417-014-2776-2. Epub 2014 Aug 23.
PMID: 25150049 Free PMC article.

Main publications

  • Member of the Croatian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - CSCRS)
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - ESCRS
  • Member of the South East European Ophtalmological Society - SEEOS
  • Member of the European Eye Bank Association - EEBA.