University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Diagnosis and surgical treatment of retina degeneration with retinal cells transplantation (program ID: 108741)

Thomas Kohnen

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Kohnen

Department of Ophthalmology

Specialized in: ophthalmology

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1982-1989 1. Humanmedizin
- RWTH Aachen
- Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn
- University of Minneapolis, Minnesota/USA
2006 – 2007 2. Gesundheitsökonomie European Business School, International University, Schloß Reichartshausen Abschluss: Gesundheitsökonom (ebs)

1989 Dissertation Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, „Kapsel- und Zonularupturen als Komplikationen der Kataraktoperation mit Phakoemulsifikation“

2000 Habilitation J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, „Holmium:YAG-Laserthermokeratoplastik für die Hyperopie-Behandlung: Histologische, ultrastrukturelle, immunhistochemische und klinische Untersuchungen“
Beruflicher Werdegang
1986 / 1987 Famulatur-Stipendium des Deutschen Akad. Austausch Dienstes (DAAD) für Mailand, Italien und Bombay, Indien
1989 Ärztliche Prüfung
1989 – 1992 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Klinik Dardenne Bonn (AIP, Assistent)
1991 Approbation als Arzt
1992 – 1993 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Universitäts-Augenklinik Gießen (Assistent)
1994 Anerkennung zum „Arzt für Augenheilkunde“, Tübingen
1994 – 1995 Oberarzt, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Ulm, akad. Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Ulm, Grundwehrdienst (Stabsarzt) und Wehrübung (Oberstabsarzt)
1995 Traveler Scholarship, International Society for Refractive Surgery, Minneapolis, MN/USA
1995 – 1997 DFG-Forschungsaufenthalt am Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX/USA, „Physiologie und Pathophysiologie des refraktiven Hornhauteingriffes durch die Laser Thermokerato-plastik (LTK). Eine experimentelle und klinische Untersuchung.“
1996 Ernennung zum Oberstabsarzt d. R.
1997 C1-Wissenschaftler und Oberarzt, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2000 Privatdozentur, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Seit 2000 Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX/USA
2001 C2-Hochschuldozent und Oberarzt, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2003 Ruf C3-Universitätsprofessur, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2003 - 2012 Stellv. Direktor und ltd. Oberarzt, Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2007 Wehrübung (Oberstabsarzt), Bundeswehrkrankenhaus in Ulm
2008 Ernennung zum Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmologists (FEBO)
2011 Ruf Val and Edith Green Presidential Professorship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
2011 Ruf W3-Professur für Augenheilkunde, Universität Magdeburg
2011 Ruf W3-Professur für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2012 Direktor der Klinik für Augenheilkunde, J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt


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The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients the full range of advanced ophthalmic treatments. The head of the Department of Ophthalmology is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. T. Kohnen. The Department is one of the most advanced and well-equipped departments of ophthalmology in Germany and offers ultramodern treatment methods for eye diseases. 

Annually over 30,000 patients are treated here on both outpatient and inpatient basis. There is provided the entire spectrum of current diagnostic and therapeutic treatment methods for anterior and posterior eye segments, optic nerve, eyelids and lacrimal passages, eye orbit and strabismus. Due to an active research work, the Department of Ophthalmology develops innovative methods of medical care. A wide range of university educational programs with highly qualified teachres provide an excellent education of the future medical professionals. The goal is to preserve or restore eyesight for both professional and private life up to the elderly age as the quality of life is determined by the quality of eyesight. 

The Department of Ophthalmology under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. T. Kohnen specializes in the following areas:

  • Treatment of cataract by means of femtosecond laser LenSx or by means of new trifocal implants
  • Treatment of presbyopia (old age sight) by means of lasers and/or implants
  • Treatment of myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness) by means of modern lasers and implants 
  • Treatment of age-related macular dystrophy by means of the advanced medication and laser therapy
  • Treatment of ceratoconus: UV-fusion and riboflavin
  • Minimally invasive ophthalmic surgery
  • Orthoptic office

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination:
    • ophthalmoscopy
    • gonioscopy
    • pachymetry
    • perimetry (visual field test)
    • computer perimetry
    • Goldmann-perimetry
    • fluorescein angiography
    • thermography
    • capillary microscopy 
    • testing for optic nerve damage
    • tonometry
    • intraocular pressure measurement
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • treatment withretinal cells transplantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • full board clinic stay in 2-bed room 
  • cost of required medications
  • nursing staff services
  • elaboration of further recommendations
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
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