Museum of Vision

Dedicated to preserving ophthalmic history

Skip to Central Page Content

Skip to the Sectional Navigation

Skip to the Site Navigation

Site Viewing Options (CSS support required)

Type Size:

  1. Small
  2. Medium
  3. Large

Color Scheme:

  1. Light-on-Dark
  2. Dark-on-Light

Layout:

  1. Multi-Column
  2. Single-Column

Quick Links

  1. Calendar
  2. Contact
  3. Donate
  4. FAQ

Site Navigation


You are here:



Sectional Navigation

  1. Selections from the Sherman Collection
  2. History of Ophthalmology in the Asia Pacific
  3. Their Eyes to the Sky
  4. Great Insights and Great Thinkers in Ophthalmology
  5. Beyond Ophthalmology, Beyond the Clinic
  6. Extreme Vision: Science Fiction or Truth
  7. Contagion! Epidemics in Ophthalmic History
  8. The Eyes of War
  9. Spectacular Spectacles
  10. To Fool the Eye
  11. Windows to the Soul
  12. Picturing The Eye: Ophthalmic Film and Photography
  13. Collecting Ophthalmology: 30 Years at the Museum

We Asked

In celebration of the Museum of Vision’s 30th Anniversary, we asked:

What person, place, thing or event has most transformed ophthalmology and all of medicine?
 

Presented here are some of the answers the museum has received.  You are invited to participate and continually add to the display by contacting us.  

You Answered

1. Harold Ridley / IOL
2. Hermann von Helmholtz
3. Jacques Daviel
4. Albrecht von Graefe
5. Johannes Kepler
6. Antibiotics / penicillin
7. Lasers
8. Frans Donders
9. Carl Koller
10. Thomas Young
11. Allvar Gullstrand
12. Charles Schepens
13. Hans Goldmann
14. Jules Gonin
15. Charles Kelman / phacoemulsification
16. Robert Machemer
17. Rudolph Virchow
18. Robert Hooke
19. Arnall Patz
20. Edward Jackson
21. Julius Hirschberg
22. Theodor Leber
23. Antisepsis / Joseph Lister
24. Computed tonography
25. William Bowman
26. Jan Purkinje
27. Advertising
28. Marshall Parks
29. Healon
30. Cirrus OCT
31. Ramon Castrovejo

(This list represents all answers received in order of popularity)



  1. Gems 1600-1799
  2. Gems 1800-1899
  3. Gems 1900-1999
  4. Symposium
  5. We Asked

User Submitted Comments

Submit Comment

American Academy of Ophthalmology