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. med Thomas Neuhann
Eye Surgeon at EuroEyes Laser Eye Center and eye clinic Munich
- born 1946
- Medical studies, München und Lausanne
- 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)
Furthermore Professor Neuhann became internationally known for
- 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.
Professor Dr. Thomas Neuhann is engaged in the Laser Eye Clinic Munich, the Ophthalmologic Group Practice Prof. Neuhann and Colleagues, and as attending doctor in the ophthalmological department of the Red Cross Clinic in Munich. Furthermore he founded and runs the Corneal Bank of Munich, which yearly provides corneas for between 1,500 and 2,000 transplants. Professor Neuhann performs approximately 300 of those corneal transplants each year.
Professor Thomas Neuhann has received the following international distinctions
- 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
Professor Thomas Neuhann is member of the following scientific societies
- 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)