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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.