IN MEMORIAM

We honor those who have gone before and illuminated the path forward

Here we take a look back and honor members of the retina community who have gone before, who have contributed to the fight against blindness, who have helped advance the field and improve the lives of countless patients around the world. It is on their shoulders we stand and lead forward, continuing to build on what they have started with a focus on the promising treatments of tomorrow and a brighter future for those who suffer from blinding retinal conditions. Please help us keep this page accurate and up to date by sending relevant information to retina.history@asrs.org. 

  • Samuel Adams, MD (1978)
  • Lloyd M. Aiello, MD (2019)
  • Lee Allen, MD (2012)
  • Pierre Amalric, MD (1999)
  • William H. Annesley, MD (2014)
  • Norman Ashton, CBE, FRS, D.Sc. (2000)
  • Jean Babel, MD (1999)
  • Jean Babel, MD (2005)
  • Endre Balazs, MD (2015)
  • Anton Banko, MD (1986)
  • Joaquin Barraquer, MD (2016)
  • José I. Barraquer, MD (1998)
  • Dr. Alain Bechetoille (2019)
  • Dr. Pierre Bernard-Mettil (2003)
  • Dr. Anna Irena Bernardczykowa (2010)
  • Jose A.R. Berrocal, MD (2015)
  • Eliot Berson, MD (2017)
  • George W. Blankenship, MD (2020)
  • John Bloomenthal, MD (1997)
  • Isaac Boniuk, MD (2013)
  • Dr. Mireille Bonnet (2005)
  • Blaine S. Boyden, MD (2012)
  • Robert J. Brockhurst, MD (2010)
  • Kevin D. Brady, MD (2013)
  • Dr. Rosario Brancato (2020)
  • Sheldon P. Braverman, MD (2019)
  • Dr. Periklis Brazitikos (2018)
  • Roland Brückner, MD (1996)
  • Helmut Buettner, MD (2020)
  • Norman Byer, MD (2016)
  • Charles Campbell
  • Francis E. Cangemi, MD (2017)
  • Mina Chung, MD (2020)
  • Paul A. Cibas, MD (2018)
  • Dr. Benoit Cinq-Mars, MD (2021)
  • Gilbert W. Cleasby, MD (2011)
  • Bayard Colyear, MD (1993)
  • George B. Corcoran, MD (1997)
  • Morton S. Cox, Jr., MD (2013)
  • Jean-François Cuendet, MD (2019)
  • Sergio Cunha, MD (2006)
  • Victor T. Curtin, MD (2016)
  • Dr. Basil Daicker, MD (1996)
  • Dr. Pierre Danis, MD (2004)
  • Dr. Geoffrey Davies, MD (2015)
  • Matthew Davis, MD (2018)
  • Angelos Dellaporta, MD (2014)
  • Guillermo de Venecia, MD (2014)
  • J. Graham Dobbie, MD (1990)
  • Dr. Ricardo A. Dodds (2015)
  • David G. Dodwell, MD (2015)
  • Dr. Collazo Alfredo Dominguez (2018)
  • Dr. Edgar J. Donaldson (2000)
  • Nicholas G. Douvas, MD (2011)
  • Nicholas G. Douvas, MD (2011)
  • Dr. Jörg Draeger, MD (2017)
  • Guerry Du Pont III, MD (2005)
  • Henry F. Edelhauser, PhD (2015)
  • Dr. Jens Edmund, PhD, DABR
  • William O. Edward, MD (2012)
  • David Eifrig, MD (2013)
  • Dr. Andrew R. Elkington (2014)
  • Saad A. El-Naggar, MD (2021)
  • Robert M. Ellsworth, MD (1994)
  • Dr. Samuel Etzine, MD (2004)
  • William G. Everett, MD (2002)
  • Philip M. Falcone, MD (2019)
  • Raymundo Figueroa-Ortiz, MD (1977)
  • Lorimer G. Fison, MD (2004)
  • Constance Fitzgerald, MD (2012)
  • Judah Folkman, MD (2008)
  • Cesare Forlini, MD (2015)
  • Dr. Wallace Foulds (2020) Professor
  • H. MacKenzie Freeman, MD (2018)
  • Dennis B. Freilich, MD (2017)
  • Ephraim Friedman, MD (2011)
  • M. Wallace Friedman, MD (2015)
  • Arthur D. Fu, MD (2020)
  • J. Donald M. Gass, MD (2005)
  • Melvin Gerber, MD (2008)
  • Louis Girard, MD (2010)
  • Bert M. Glaser, MD (2017)
  • Fred Gottlieb, MD (2020)
  • Dr. Heinz Görtz (2006)
  • John E. Graham, MD (2020)
  • Dr. Desmond Greaves (2008)
  • W. Richard Green, MD (2010)
  • W. Sanderson Grizzard, MD (2011)
  • Dr. Philomena Guinan (2011)
  • Barrett Haik, MD (2016)
  • Robert Haimovici, MD (2002)
  • William H. Havener, MD (1991)
  • Tetsuo Hida, MD (2008)
  • George F. Hilton, MD (2003)
  • Dr. Hans Hofmann (2007)
  • Dr. Alfred Huber (2006)
  • Stanley J. Huber, MD (2020)
  • Dr. James R. Hudson (2003)
  • Dr. Ricardo Hulsbus (1998)
  • Rodman S. Irvine, MD (1999)
  • Dr. Barrie Jay (2007)
  • Edmund Jens, MD (2002)
  • David Jesberg, MD (2007)
  • Otto H. Jungschaffer, MD (1996)
  • David B. Karlin, MD (2014)
  • Dr. Jack J. Kanski (2019)
  • Lawrence M. King, MD, FACS (2009)
  • Dr. Rudolf Klöti (2011)
  • Dr. Birgitta Knape (2000)
  • William H. Knobloch, MD (2005)
  • Marvin Kraushar, MD (2012)
  • Carl Kupfer, MD (2011)
  • Hyung Woo Kwak, MD (2016)
  • Moshe Lahav, MD (1998)
  • Maurice B. Landers, III, MD (2021)
  • Dr. Laurent Lamer (2008)
  • Hans-Walther Larsen, MD (2010)
  • Francis A. L'Esperance, Jr., MD (2022)
  • Pei-Fei Lee, MD (2010)
  • Dr. Adolf Ernst Leuenberger (2015)
  • Walter J. Levy, MD (2012)
  • Harvey A. Lincoff, MD (2017)
  • John C. Locke, MD (2003)
  • Mark D. Lomeo, MD (2017)
  • Ruth Long, MD (1999)
  • Dr. Otto-Erich Lund (2019)
  • Dr. Peter MacFaul (2003)
  • Robert Machemer, MD (2009)
  • Dr. Gunter Mackensen (2000)
  • Dr. Charles James Maguire (2009)
  • Joseph I. Maguire, MD (2018)
  • Raymond R. Margherio, MD (2000)
  • Dr. André Mathis, MD (2009)
  • Edward A. Maumenee, MD (1998)
  • Harry M. McAllister, MD (2003)
  • Dr. Frank McAuley, MD (2013)
  • P. Robb McDonald, MD (1985)
  • Arch McNamara, MD (2010)
  • Ugo Menchini, MD (2019)
  • Ronald G. Michels, MD (1991)
  • Clive B. Mortimer, MD (2004)
  • Dr. Simon Alfredo Muinos (2009)
  • Delbert Nachazel, MD (1981)
  • Dr. Akira Nakajima (2017) Prof
  • Dr. Siegfried Niedermeier, MD (2000)
  • David A. Newsome, MD (2011)
  • James C. Newton, MD (2013)
  • Kenneth Noble, MD (2011)
  • Edward W.D. Norton, MD (1994)
  • Patrick O’Connor, MD (1977)
  • Dr. Antonio Olivela-Casals (2005)
  • Conor C. O'Malley, MD (2012)
  • Richard R. Ober, MD (2020)
  • Mila Oh, MD (2010)
  • Ichiro D. Okamura, MD (2008)
  • Edward Okun, MD (2019)
  • Glen L. Oliver, MD (2002)
  • Dr. Jendo A. Oosterhuis (2014)
  • Dr. Sven OSterlin (2005)
  • Dr. Jagdish M. Pahwa (2001)
  • Dr. Mario R. Pannarale (2001)
  • Wolfgang Papst, MD (2005)
  • Henk Parren, MD (2011)
  • Arnall Patz, MD (2010)
  • Jerome T. Pearlman, MD (1979)
  • L. Edward Perraut, MD (1997)
  • Thomas R. Pheasant, MD (2020)
  • Harrell l. Pierce, MD (2001)
  • Dr. Antonio Pinero-Carrion (1999)
  • Dohrman K. Pischel, MD (1989)
  • Oleg Pomerantzeff, MD (1993)
  • Thomas A. Poole, MD (2015)
  • Jay G. Prensky, MD (2019)
  • James Price, MD
  • James Puklin, MD (2019)
  • Edward W. Purnell, MD (1993)
  • Antonio Ramos-Umpierre, MD
  • Sunil K. Rao, MD (2012)
  • Charles D.J. Regan, MD (2000)
  • Preston P. Richmond, MD, OD (2017)
  • Alvaro Rodriguez, MD (2017)
  • Morton L. Rosenthal, MD (2002)
  • Alain P. Rousseau, MD (2019)
  • Melvin Lynne Rubin, MD (2014)
  • Gayle E. W. Rutherford, MD (2007)
  • Stephen J. Ryan, MD (2013)
  • Rudolf Sachsenweger, MD (2007)
  • Dr. Roberto Sampaolesi (2018)
  • Dr. Jacques-Blaise Saracco (2018)
  • Dr. Henri Saraux (2007)
  • Charles L. Schepens, MD (2006)
  • Robert P. Schroeder, MD (2021)
  • Ariah Schwartz, MD (2008)
  • Nicolaas Schweitzer, MD (2016)
  • Dr. John Scott (2013)
  • Clive H. Sell, MD (2014)
  • Donald M. Shafer, MD (2001)
  • Anwar Shah, MD (2016)
  • Michael Shea, MD (2000)
  • Taylor R. Smith, MD (1983)
  • William B. Snyder, MD (2019)
  • Harold Spalter, MD (2014)
  • Dr. Maria Starzycka (2018)
  • Dr. Stane Stergar (1998)
  • Thomas Stratford, MD (2014)
  • R. David Sudarsky, MD (2014)
  • Yasuo Tano, MD (2009)
  • William Tasman, MD (2017)
  • Edgar L. Thomas, MD (2008)
  • Thore Lie Thomassen, MD (1997)
  • Harvey Topilow, MD (2017)
  • Paul E. Tornambe, MD (2019)
  • Dr. Ragnar Tornquist (2007)
  • Clement Trempe, MD (2018)
  • Christiane Trepsat (2017)
  • Dr. Klaus Ullerich (2005)
  • Dr. Alberto Urrets-Zavalia (2010)
  • Masanobu Uyama, MD (2011)
  • Daniel Vörösmarthy, MD (2019)
  • Dr. Marguerite Watillon (1996)
  • Theodor Waubke (2005)
  • Robert B. Welch, MD (2021)
  • Paul C. Wetzig, MD (2006)
  • Milton F. White, Jr., MD
  • Fred Wilson, MD (2009)
  • R. Sloan Wilson, MD (2021)
  • Herbert S. Woldoff, MD (2008)
  • Ernst Wolf, MD (1992)
  • Dr. Josef Wollensak (2002)
  • J. Reimer Wolter, MD (2003)
  • Lorenz E. Zimmermann, MD (2013)
  • Christian Zweng, MD (1977)