Doc. Dr. Xhevat Lumi completed his medical studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Prishtina in 1988. After graduation and until 1994 he worked as a general practitioner in Kosovo.
He specialized in ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic in Ljubljana, Slovenia (1994-1998). Self-sacrifice at work and excellent results in the verifications of knowledge brought the opportunity to work and further professional development in the same institution. In addition to Ljubljana, he trained in vitreoretinal surgery and anterior eye segment surgery in Bratislava (Slovakia), London (UK), Frieburg (Germany) and Lugano (Switzerland). In 2008 he was appointed head of the Surgery Department at the Eye Clinic in Ljubljana, a position he still holds today. Xhevat Lumi is an expert in retinal surgery, corneal surgery and anterior eye segment surgery in general. In his ward, the most modern and complicated surgical interventions of eye diseases and complex eye injuries are performed.
In addition to clinical work, he continued his engagements in parallel in the scientific and academic field. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana, where he defended his master’s thesis in 2006. Since then he has been engaged in the teaching process as an associate of the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. He continued his higher postgraduate studies at the University of Maribor. He completed his doctorate in 2017 in the field of genetic implications in the treatment of patients with retinal detachment. As a result of scientific and clinical work he managed to publish original scientific papers in important international journals in the field of ophthalmology. He has presented scientific papers in dozens of international and national conferences, symposia and congresses. As a guest lecturer he has participated in many meetings of international character. Thanks to international cooperation with specialists from Hungary, Germany, Norway, Denmark and the USA, he is engaged in several international projects in the field of retinal diseases. In Slovenia for the first time in 2006 he introduced minimally invasive vitreoretinal surgery (the so-called “25 gauge vitrectomy”). He is the first surgeon in Slovenia and one of the first retinal surgeons in the world, who successfully performed autologous retinal transplantation in 2017.
For several years he has been appointed mentor by the Slovenian Chamber of Physicians in the training of young doctors specializing in ophthalmology. He was habilitated at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, where he holds the title of assistant professor. He also shared his professional experience with young specialists from Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary and Serbia. So far, under his supervision, young surgeons in the field of vitreoretinal surgery have been trained and they work and treat patients in different parts of the world.