Hollows, Fred

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Hollows, Fred (1929-1993) was a New Zealand-born Australian ophthalmologist, a doctor specializing in eye diseases. He won fame for his pioneering work in treating and preventing blindness among Australian Aborigines. He also set up blindness-prevention programs for various developing countries, including Bangladesh, Eritrea, Nepal, and Vietnam. In these countries, local doctors were trained to perform simple eye operations, such as cataract surgery, and factories were established to make artificial eye lens implants.


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