List of famous ophthalmologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Fred Hollows Fred Hollows
New Zealander

Jose Rizal Jose Rizal
Filipino

Li WenliangLi Wenliang
Chinese

SushrutaSushruta
Indian

L. L. ZamenhofL. L. Zamenhof
Polish

Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American

Mehriban AliyevaMehriban Aliyeva
Azerbaijani
Abdullah AbdullahAbdullah Abdullah
Afghan

Wan Azizah Wan IsmailWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Malaysian

Patricia BathPatricia Bath
American

HerophilosHerophilos
Turkish
Govindappa VenkataswamyGovindappa Venkataswamy
Indian
Svyatoslav FyodorovSvyatoslav Fyodorov
Russian

Jonathan HutchinsonJonathan Hutchinson
British

Charles KelmanCharles Kelman
American

Arnall PatzArnall Patz
American
J. Donald M. GassJ. Donald M. Gass
Canadian

Karl KollerKarl Koller
Austrian, Czech
Albrecht von GräfeAlbrecht von Gräfe
German, Prussian

Harold RidleyHarold Ridley
British

Frans Cornelis DondersFrans Cornelis Donders
Dutch