Professor Thomas Neuhann, MD
Medical Director and founder, Professor Thomas Neuhann, MD, has been active in ophthalmic surgery for 25 years and has been using the Excimer laser technique almost as long. In 1999, Dr. Neuhann was honored as a "Pioneer of Refractive Surgery" in the United States. He is one of only a few internationally renowned German ophthalmic surgeons and was voted one of "TOP 50 Opinion Leader" for Outstanding Contribution and Leadership in the Fields of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2005. More...
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; and
* developing special techniques to correct complex refractive errors, such as irregular astigmatism in patients with keratoconus.
Professor Neuhann also founded and directs the Corneal Bank of Munich, which provides corneas for between 1,500 and 2,000 transplants yearly. Professor Neuhann performs approximately 300 of those corneal transplants per year. He belongs to a group ophthalmologic practice and is a member of the Eye Department at the Red Cross Clinic, in Munich.