Prof. MD T. Kohnen
Frankfurt University Hospital

Prof. MD T. Kohnen

Main Focus

    • Lens surgery
    • Refractive surgery
    • Corneal surgery
    • Glaucoma surgery
    • Retinal surgery
    • Plastic eyelid surgery

Address

Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
60590 Frankfurt
Germany
Nearest airport: Frankfurt am Main

Professional Experience

  • Since 2/2012 Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2011 Offer of the Val and Edith Green Presidential Professorship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
  • 2011 Offer of the Professorship and Chairman position for Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2011 Offer of the Professorship and Chairman position for Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • 2008 Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmologists (FEBO)
  • 2007 Military Exercise (Chief Staff Surgeon), Military Hospital in Ulm, Germany
  • 2003-2012 Deputy Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • 2003 Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • 2001 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe-University Frankfurt Since
  • 2000 Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX/USA
  • 1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1996 Appointment as Head Surgeon
  • 1995-1997 DFG (German Research Foundation) Scholarship at Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX/USA
  • 1995 Traveler Scholarship, International Society for Refractive Surgery, Minneapolis, USA
  • 1994-1995 Assistant Medical Director, Military Hospital, Ulm, Military Service (Medical Officer) and Military Exercise (Chief Staff Surgeon)
  • 1994 German Board of Ophthalmology, Tübingen, Germany
  • 1992-1993 Scientific Assistant, University Eye Clinic, Gießen, Germany
  • 1991 MD, License to practice medicine
  • 1989-1992 Scientific Assistant, Clinic Dardenne Bonn, Germany
  • 1989 Physician’s Examination
  • 1986-1987 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Milan, Italy and Bombay, India

Academic Studies / Qualifications

Studies

  • 1982-1989 Medicine (Aachen, Bonn, USA)
    • Medical Examination: 11.05.1989
    • Approbation as Doctor: 01.02.1991
  • 2006-2007 Health Care Management (ebs)
    • European Business School, International University, Schloß Reichartshausen, Germany. Degree: Health Care Management (ebs)

Doctorate

  • 1989 Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn Dissertation: “Capsular and zonular ruptures as complications of cataract surgery with phacoemulsification“ 06.06.1989

Habilitation treatise

  • 2000 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt Habilitation

Medical Specialist Training and Accreditation

  • 1994 Specialist in Ophthalmology
  • 2008 European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)

Focus

Lens surgery

  • Laser treatment of cataracts
  • Small cut cataract surgery
  • Multifocal lenses
  • Infantile cataract

Refractive surgery

  • LASIK (Femto-LASIK)
  • PRK, Epi-LASIK
  • PTK
  • Phacic IOL (Acrysof, Artisan, ICL)
  • RLA (MIOL, accommodative IOL, lens surgery with the femtosecond laser)
  • KAMRA presbyopia correction
  • AK, LRI

Corneal surgery

  • Therapeutic excimer laser treatment
  • Cornea transplantation (especially with the femtosecond laser)
  • Therapy of corneal astigmatism (Femto-AK)
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