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The Legacy Project

3 Generations of the Knauer Family
3 Generations of the Knauer Family

The Legacy Project celebrates families with multiple generations of ophthalmologists.

In 1999 the Senior Ophthalmologist Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology was inspired to find families with multiple generations of ophthalmologists and tell their stories.  Today the Legacy Project is retained in the Academy Archives.  There are two publications, one a list of 2 generation families and one a list of 3 or more generations of ophthalmologists in one family.

Click here to hear families share their memories as part of the Museum of Vision Oral History Project.

The Legacy Project is not finished- if you know or are part of a family with multiple generations of ophthalmologists; please contact us.

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