University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Brachytherapy of retinoblastoma (program ID: 263151)

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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Department of Ophthalmology at University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients the full range of modern ophthalmological treatment methods. Our Department is one of the most modern and best equipped ophthalmological clinics in Germany and offers an ultramodern treatment of eye diseases.

Focus of the Department are:

  • Treatment of cataracts with the LenSx femtosecond laser or new trifocal implants
  • Treatment of presbyopia with lasers and / or implants
  • Treatment of nearsightedness or farsightedness with modern lasers and implants
  • Treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with current drug therapy and laser therapy
  • Treatment of keratoconus:  riboflavin UV cross-linking
  • Minimally invasive eye surgery
  • Orthoptics


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ophthalmologic examination
  • CT / MRI of the head
  • brachytherapy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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About hospital

Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt ist the affiliated hospital of Goethe University Frankfurt.  Founded in 1914, it is a famous and traditional hospital in Germany.  Approximately 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this clinic every year. The best possible medical care for  patients is very important in the 32 specialized clinics and clinical theoretical institutes.

The close relation to science - the hospital operate together with 20 research institutes in medical faculty - ensures the patients a timely transfer of new medical discoveries in the therapeutic practice.  More than 4,000 employees (doctors, nurses and many other professionals) take care of our patients around the clock.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.