History of Ophthalmology

@inproceedings{Gorin1995HistoryOO,
  title={History of Ophthalmology},
  author={G. Gorin},
  booktitle={History of Ophthalmology},
  year={1995}
}
  • G. Gorin
  • Published in History of Ophthalmology 1995
  • Medicine
The evolution of gonioscopy is reviewed, beginning with the first in vivo examination of the angle of the anterior chamber in 1867. The people and events responsible for the successful development of this important technique are discussed. (Surv Ophtbalmol 20:137-149, 1975) 
Jaeger, About Glaucoma
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E. Jaeger published the first illustration of the glaucomatous cup and praised and advocated A. von Graefe's iridectomy but contradicted his concept of the etiology being a localized choroiditis in favor of systemic gout. Expand
Ramon Castroviejo centenary: a life dedicated to corneal transplantation.
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Ramon Castroviejo was instrumental in the advancement of keratoplastic surgery, and his contributions as a researcher, surgeon, and teacher have benefited many. Expand
The Evolution of Cataract Surgery.
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The fascinating evolution of cataract surgery, from the earliest approach of couching to modern day phacoemulsification and lens replacement is discussed. Expand
A bicenquinquagenary worth noting. Daviel's introduction of the modern cataract operation.
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A 59-year-old woman with decreasing vision in both eyes for more than 15 years, who can no longer read or sew, is treated for bilateral mature cataracts with thickened anterior capsules. Expand
The emergence of women in ophthalmology.
  • R. Ross
  • Medicine
  • Archives of ophthalmology
  • 1997
This YEARmarks the 125th anniversary of women practicing ophthalmology in the United States. The thousands of pages of recorded ophthalmic history feature dedications to the "great men ofExpand
Retinal detachment surgery: Historical notes
The development of the ophthalmoscope by the 30-year-old Hermann Von Helmholtz in 1850 [2] (Figure 1) made it possible for ophthalmologists to see for the first time the living inner eye and theExpand
The Lanindar test: a method of evaluating patient suitability for cataract surgery using assisted topical anaesthesia
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The Lanindar is a simple, highly specific, office-based test to determine patient suitability for phacoemulsification under ATA and Visual acuity outcomes were similar in the ATa and ALA/GA groups. Expand
The early history of glaucoma: the glaucous eye (800 BC to 1050 AD)
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It is intriguing that the glaucous pupil connoted a poor prognosis, and came to be associated with a large, anterior, or hard crystalline lens. Expand
Rod densitometry in night blindness: A review and two puzzling cases
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Three case-reports are presented, which suggest that in some cases of congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) the night blindness might arise from the absence of rhodopsin, contrary to the standing opinion and presents problems regarding the integrity of the retina. Expand
Vogtherr'sBüchlin
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Heinrich Vogtherr's Büchlin is the first European, ophthalmology booklet published in the vernacular and precedes G. Bartisch'sOphthalmodouleia but earlier texts probably influenced Bartisch more. Expand
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An historical sketch of the early ophthalmologists in that city, their organization, the institutions they worked in, and their more important contributions to the literature and science ofExpand
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As advocated by Chandler, the vitreous was incised through the perilenticular space in nine cases of malignant glaucoma. In eight of them, the anterior chamber was well formed with reduction inExpand
GONIOSCOPY AND GLAUCOMA
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Gonioscopy is valuable in the study of glaucoma, in indicating the best location for surgical drainage in cases in which synechiae are present and in determining the prognosis and ascertaining the causes of operative failure. Expand
Oskar Hirsch and surgery for exophthalmos.
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A preferable transantral procedure, which can be performed by a plastic surgeon, was originally described by Oskar Hirsch, a Viennese otorhinolaryngologist, in 1930, and it was several decades before its merits were widely recognized by practitioners. Expand
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The historical development of the concept of relative pupillary block and its role in the pathogenesis of angle-closure glaucoma is reviewed and Edward J. Curran's original statement of this concept, and its cure by peripheral iridotomy, were outstanding contributions to the treatment of glauca. Expand
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In the remote past the profession was concerned over the distressing, often tragic, sequelae of progressive exophthalmos, particularly with those caused by hyperplastic goiter, but there remained a small percentage of patients with this condition who were not relieved, some even continuing a progressive course after surgical treatment of the goiter. Expand
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  • R. Small
  • Medicine
  • Archives of ophthalmology
  • 1980
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The A-frame operation has been found effective in the treatment of acquired blepharoptosis and can be done easily, rapidly, and if desired, bilaterally, with a minimum of dissection. Expand
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This is a report of a 41-year-old woman who presented with a rare complication of congenitally dislocated lenses, whose cogenital ectopia lentis was believed to be on a hereditary basis since the father of the patient had worn aphakic lenses all his life without surgery. Expand
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