Medical studies, München und Lausanne
PROF. DR. THOMAS FRIEDRICH WILHELM NEUHANN
Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedrich Wilhelm Neuhann has worked as an eye surgeon for 41 years. He is the Executive Director of the Group, Medical Director and the founder of the Laser Eye Center Munich, and is one of the few internationally acclaimed German ophthalmic surgeons.
Prof. Neuhann has been using the Excimer laser technique from a very early stage, and has been performing laser surgeries since the late ’80s. In 1999, Dr. Neuhann was honored as a “Pioneer of Refractive Surgery” in the United States. In 2005, he was additionally voted one of “TOP 50 Opinion Leaders” for Outstanding Contribution and Leadership in the Fields of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Prof. Neuhann has been president for VSDAR (Organization of German Specialty Clinics for Laser Eye and Refractive Surgery) since 2006.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedrich Wilhelm Neuhann works at the eye clinic in Munich as well as in the joint ophthalmological practice of Prof. Neuhann and colleagues and as an attending physician in the eye department of the Red Cross Clinic in Munich. He also runs the non-profit cornea bank he founded in Munich, which arranges 1,500 to 2,000 corneas for transplantation every year. He himself performs around 300 corneal transplants every year.
CURRICULUM VITAE PROF. DR. THOMAS FRIEDRICH WILHELM NEUHANN
Assistant Doctor in internal medicine special professional training in ophthalmology at the University Ophthalmological Clinic Heidelberg; after that Assistant Doctor and Senior Doctor at the University Ophthalmological Clinic in Mainz
1982 Habilitation für das Fach Augenheilkunde
1982 Habilitation in Ophthalmology.
Since 1982 Resident Ophthalmologist in Munich, Head of the attending doctors’ Ophthalmological Department of the Rotkreuz- Kankenhaus in Munich.
1987 Establishment of the annual meeting of German Ophthalmological Surgeons.
1988 Nomination to extraordinary Professor for Ophthalmology at the University of Mainz.
1991 Establishment of the corneal transplant bank Munich.
1996 Establishment of the Laser Eye Center Eye Clinic Munich®.
1997 Nomination to extraordinary Professor at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Munich.
1997 Founding member of VSDAR (Association of Special Clinics in Germany for Laser Eye and Refractive Surgery)
1998 to 2000 President of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS).
1999 Awarded “Pioneer of Refractive Surgery” in the US.
Since 2002 President of the German Commission for Refractive Surgery (KRC) of the professional Association of Ophthalmologists (BVA) and the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG).
Since 2006 President of VSDAR (Association of Special Clinics in Germany for Laser Eye and Refractive Surgery)
inventing the Capsulorhexis technique, to open the anterior lens capsule during cataract surgery.
developing an automated technique for trabeculectomy, a surgical procedure that removes part of the trabeculum in the eye to relieve pressure caused by glaucoma.
integrating special diagnostic data (from Topolink, Aberrolink, and iris recognition software) into the LASIK procedure.
developing special techniques to correct complex refractive errors, such as the Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments that stabilize and corrects severe and irregular astigmatism for patients with keratoconus, and the use LASIK after perforating keratoplasty.
Montgomery-Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin.
Choyce-Medal Lecture, United Kingdom Intraocular Implant Society.
Ridley-Medal, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Pioneer of Refractive Surgery, 1999.
Kritzinger Award of the International Society of Refractive Surgery ISRS, 2004.
“Top 50 Opinion Leaders” in the fields of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2005
Worst Medal and lecture, IIIC, 2006
Science Award of the German Society for Intraocular Lens Implantation and Refractive Surgery (DGII), 2012
Prize for special services to the advanced and advanced training of ophthalmologists of the German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC), 2016
Maternushaus honorary lecture at the University Eye Clinic Cologne, 2017
FOCUS magazine has recommended Professor Thomas Neuhann as TOP DOCTOR in the field of refractive surgery since the list of doctors existed in 1993
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands e.V. (BVA) (Professional Association of German Ophthalmologists e.V.)
Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen Implantation (DGII) (German Society for Intraocular Lens Implants)
Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG) (German Ophthalmological Society)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
Verband der Spezialkliniken Deutschlands für Augenlaser und Refraktive Chirurgie e. V. (VSDAR) (Association of Special Clinics in Germany for Laser Eye and Refractive Surgery)