Bruno Otto Fleischer (1874 – 1965) was a German ophthalmologist.
Description Marcus Gunn Pupil: (AKA relative afferent pupillary defect or RAPD) A pupil that responds by constricting more to an indirect than to a direct light, seen with unilateral optic nerve or retinal disease, History 1902 First description by Robert Marcus Gunn It is not sufficient to find that it (the pupil) contracts well or […]
Robert Marcus Gunn (1850 – 1909) was a Scottish Ophthalmologist. FAMOUS FOR Biography Born 1850 Culgower, Scotland 1868-1873 Studied at Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities. MA (1871); MB CM (1873); MRCS (1873) 1882 – FRCS Edinburgh 1907 – President of the Ophthalmological Society Died 29 November 1909 Surrey, England Key Medical Attributions: More about medical […]
Johann Friedrich Horner (1831 – 1886) was an Swiss ophthalmologist.
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821 – 1894) was a German physician and physicist. Helmholtz was a pioneer in the scientific study of human vision and hearing. He revolutionized the field of ophthalmology with the invention of the ophthalmoscope in 1851 Biography Born 31 August 1821 Potsdam, Prussia Died 8 September 1894 Berlin, Germany Key […]
William John Adie (1886 – 1935) was an Australian neurologist. Best known for describing the tonically dilated pupil (Adie pupil) associated with absent deep tendon reflexes (Adie syndrome) and his description of narcolepsy
Holmes-Adie syndrome (aka Adie syndrome) affects the autonomic nervous system. Patients present with the pupil of one eye being larger and only slowly constricts in bright light (tonic pupil). There is also absence of deep tendon reflexes, usually the Achilles tendon.
Sir Gordon Morgan Holmes (1876 – 1965) Irish neurologist. FAMOUS FOR Biography Born 1876 Died 1965 Key Medical Attributions: More about medical contributions Medical Eponyms Holmes-Adie pupil Major Publications Holmes GM. Partial iridoplegia associated with symptoms of other disease of the nervous system. Transactions of the Ophthalmological Societies of the United Kingdom, 1931, 51: 209-228. […]