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Famous ophthalmologists: 1
Switzerland (1971 SG820) Jules Gonin (1870 1935)

Jules Gonin was born in Lusanne and obtained his medical degree in the University of Lusanne. 
He is widely regarded as the pioneer of retinal detachment surgery. He presented his ground 
breaking theory that retinal detachment was related to retinal tears in the 1904 International 
Congress of Ophthalmology held in Lusanne. In subsequent years he presented clinical 
evidence that retinal detachment can be cured by closing the retinal holes using cautery. 
His studies made him internationally renowned and ophthalmologists from all over the world 
came to Lusanne to learn his techniques. 
He was considered for the Noble Prize of Medicine prior to his death in 1935. 

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