TITLE

Hollows, Fred

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
37309108

 

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