CONTACT LENS HISTORY
THE UK PIONEERS
Herman Treissman did his medical training at St
Bartholomew's Hospital. He gained
his FRCS in December 1936 and DOMS 1944. He became House surgeon at the
Nottingham and Midland Eye Infirmary, Clinical assistant at the
During World War II Treissman served in the RAF Medical
Service as an ophthalmic specialist with the rank of Squadron Leader.
He practised at
78 Harley Street. He was joint Secretary with Robert
Fletcher of the Contact lens Society and later edited and printed the Contact
lens Abstracts. He was one of
the first BOA contact lens examiners.
Treissman was tall in stature of almost dandified appearance. He often wore a fluorescein-coloured waistcoat, possibly to disguise any splashes from sealed lenses which were inserted filled with saline or sodium bicarbonate plus a drop of fluorescein.
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