Famous Ophthalmologists - List of Famous 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.

The Most Famous Ophthalmologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Fred HollowsApril 9, 1929New ZealanderFred Hollows was a renowned Australian ophthalmologist known for his efforts to provide quality health care for the under privileged
Allvar GullstrandJune 5, 1862SwedishAllvar Gullstrand was a reputed Swedish ophthalmologist and optician who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine’ in 1911
Charles Horace MayoJuly 19, 1865AmericanCharles Horace Mayo was a renowned medical practitioner and was one of the founder members of the ‘Mayo Clinic’
Jose RizalJune 19, 1861FilipinosJose Rizal was a writer and revolutionary regarded as the greatest national hero of the Philippines
Alfred AdlerFebruary 7, 1870AustrianAlfred Adler was a physician and psychotherapist famous for founding the school of Individual Psychology
Allvar Gullstrand

Allvar Gullstrand

Allvar Gullstrand was a reputed Swedish ophthalmologist and optician who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine’ in 1911

SwedishJune 5, 1862151 views

Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler was a physician and psychotherapist famous for founding the school of Individual Psychology

Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows was a renowned Australian ophthalmologist known for his efforts to provide quality health care for the under privileged

Charles Horace Mayo

Charles Horace Mayo was a renowned medical practitioner and was one of the founder members of the ‘Mayo Clinic’

AmericanJuly 19, 1865140 views

Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal was a writer and revolutionary regarded as the greatest national hero of the Philippines

FilipinosJune 19, 1861132 views