CONTACT LENS HISTORY
THE OVERSEAS PIONEERS
(1888-1962) was born in Nijmejen, Holland, about the time of the first ever contact lens fitting.
He studied medicine in
worked on uveitis and keratitis, and adapted and improved the Gonin technique
for operating on retinal detachments in the 1920s.
Later his interest was in the treatment of malignant intra-ocular tumours
to 1937 he had visited and perfected the contact lens fitting technique of
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