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Great Insights and Great Thinkers in Ophthalmology
The Museum of Vision celebrates the breakthrough discoveries that created seminal turning points in ophthalmology and all of medicine.
The foundation of modern medicine began in the 19th Century with advancements in the knowledge of disease and bacteriology, together with the introduction of instrumentation, drugs, and new practices. During this time period, ophthalmology emerged as a distinct medical and surgical discipline as well as a science. This transformation was brought on by the inventive minds, comprehensive researchers, and skilled hands of ophthalmologists who sought to better understand the human eye and improve the quality of vision.
Great Insights and Great Thinkers in Ophthalmology highlights just seven ophthalmic advancements and turning points in history. The Museum of Vision invites you to keep the conversation going. Who was the greatest thinker in ophthalmology and what was their greatest insight? Tell us at www.aao.org/museum-poll
- Helmholtz and the ophthalmoscope
- Koller and cocaine
- Graefe and glaucoma
- Gullstrand and the Nobel Prize
- Jackson and medical education
- Ridley and cataract
- Machemer and the vitreous