Did You Know…
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes was an Ophthalmologist.
- Albert Einstein’s eyes were removed by his ophthalmologist Dr. Henry Abrams during the autopsy in 1955 and stored. The eyes were put up for auction in 1994.
The term “Uvea”was first used by Galen, a Roman physician to include both the choroid and the iris because they resemble a grape from which the stalk had been torn out leaving a hole in front, the hole being the pupil of the eye.
- Lewis Carroll had episodes of micropsia during his migraine attacks which made him to conceive the idea of Alice seeing things smaller than they were.
- Famous football player of Brazil Socrates was a qualified ophthalmologist.