In recognition of the work of Professor Ferenc Kuhn, visiting professor at the UP Clinical Centre Department of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma (ASOT) has established the Kuhn Award.
The award, which is the society’s highest recognition, will be given to those who contribute to the theoretical and practical development of ophthalmic traumatology in the future. According to the website of ASOT, the activity of Professor Ferenc Kuhn was also an inspiration for the founding of the organization in 2020.
"This award is given to Dr. Kuhn for his extraordinary contribution to ophthalmic traumatology.
He operated in more countries, than most of us visited. He developed the Birmingham Eye Trauma Terminology as well as the Ocular Trauma Score, which are the basis of modern ophthalmic trauma coding" - said Dr. James Auren in the laudation related to the recognition.
"Dr. Ferenc Kuhn's professional knowledge, experience and the transfer of the best of his knowledge mean a lot to the Department of Ophthalmology. Despite the epidemiological situation, the professor visited the department several times, teaching the latest surgical techniques, thanks to which the surgical range of the department has been further expanded" – emphasized dr. Adrienne Csutak associate professor.
Ferenc Kuhn, M.D., Ph. D., graduated 'summa cum laude' from the Pécs Medical University in 1977, and became board certified in ophtalmology in 1981. He trained in several institutions throughout Europe and the U.S. Dr. Kuhn had been Associate Professor and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pécs until 1989 when he moved to Birmingham, Alabama. He was appointed Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1996 and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pécs in 2003. He has been nominated by the head of the Department of Ophthalmology in Pécs as an honorary member of the Hungarian Ophthalmological Society.