Ophthalmologists

Commonly known as eye doctors, ophthalmologists are medical professionals dealing with problems related exclusively to the visual impairments focusing not only the eyes but also parts of brain and areas around the eyes. They usually inspect the disease of the eye, identify the problems and prescribe treatment. Sometimes they can even perform surgery to treat the eye. They can also identify brain tumors or diabetes which is not directly related to vision, but still affect the eye. Ophthalmologists pursue a medical degree after which they specialize in ophthalmology and take several exams for certification. Historically, ophthalmology can be dated back to Rufus of Epheus who recognized the shape of the eye and thus paved the way for the development of this distinct science in Persia. Finally, with the development of microscope, Georg Joseph Beer performed surgery of the eye, giving a new dimension to the science. Since then, ophthalmologists have come a long way in treating eye diseases and coming up with new techniques to make eye treatment easier by the day. Explore this space for the list of famous Ophthalmologists with their biographies that include trivia and interesting facts about them and also trace their timeline and life history.

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 1 Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal
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Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Filipino
Died: December 30, 1896

Jose Rizal was a Filipino polymath and nationalist. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal turned towards writing and inspired the Philippine Revolution through his writings. The revolution eventually led to Philippine independence and Rizal became a national hero. His life has inspired several biographical films and TV series.

 2 Li Wenliang

Li Wenliang
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: October 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Chinese
Died: February 17, 2020
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 3 Alfred Adler

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Birthdate: February 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: May 28, 1937

Alfred Adler was an Austrian psychotherapist and medical doctor. He is credited with founding the school of individual psychology. He was also one of the founders of the psychoanalytic movement along with Sigmund Freud and Freud's colleagues. In 2002, a survey conducted by Review of General Psychology named Adler among the 20th century's most eminent psychologists.

 4 Sushruta

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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: 0800 AD
Nationality: Indian

 5 Renée Richards

Renée Richards
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 6 Wan Azizah Wan Ismail

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist, Politician
Birthdate: December 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Malaysian
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 7 Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah
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Famous As: Politician, Ophthalmologist, Diplomat
Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Afghan
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 8 Govindappa Venkataswamy

Govindappa Venkataswamy
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: October 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 7, 2006
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 9 Mehriban Aliyeva

Mehriban Aliyeva
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist, Politician, Physician
Birthdate: August 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Azerbaijani

 10 L. L. Zamenhof

L. L. Zamenhof
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Famous As: Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator
Birthdate: December 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Polish
Died: April 14, 1917

 11 Patricia Bath

Patricia Bath
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist, Physician
Birthdate: November 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 12 Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: April 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: February 10, 1993
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 13 Charles Horace Mayo

Charles Horace Mayo
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: July 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 26, 1939

 14 Herophilos

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Famous As: Alexandrian physician
Birthdate: 0335 AD
Nationality: Turkish
Died: 0280 AD

 15 Jonathan Hutchinson

Jonathan Hutchinson
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: July 23, 1828
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: June 13, 1913

 16 Svyatoslav Fyodorov

Svyatoslav Fyodorov
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: August 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian
Died: June 2, 2000

 17 Harold Ridley

Harold Ridley
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: July 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: May 25, 2001

 18 Allvar Gullstrand

Allvar Gullstrand
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: June 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Died: July 28, 1930

 19 Frans Cornelis Donders

Frans Cornelis Donders
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 27, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 24, 1889

 20 Karl Koller

Karl Koller
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: December 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Austrian, Czech
Died: March 21, 1944

 21 Charles Kelman

Charles Kelman
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: May 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 1, 2004

 22 Albrecht von Gräfe

Albrecht von Gräfe
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Famous As: Eye surgeon
Birthdate: May 22, 1828
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German, Prussian
Died: July 20, 1870

 23 Arnall Patz

Arnall Patz
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Famous As: Medical Doctor
Birthdate: June 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: March 11, 2010

 24 J. Donald M. Gass

J. Donald M. Gass
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Famous As: American ophthalmologist
Birthdate: August 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian
Died: February 26, 2005

 25 Zarifa Aliyeva

Zarifa Aliyeva
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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: April 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Azerbaijani
Died: April 15, 1985
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