Pioneering ophthalmologist dies aged 92

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Ronald Pitts Crick, the ophthalmologist who was behind the development of the operating microscope, has died aged 92.

Ronald Pitts Crick, the ophthalmologist who was behind the development of the operating microscope, has died aged 92.

Crick devoted most of professional life to the study of glaucoma and founded the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) in 1974. The IGA, originally known simply as The Glaucoma Association, now has more than 6,000 members from around the world. The organisation raises a substantial amount of money every year to help fund research and screening programmes in both developed and developing countries.

Born in Canada in 1917, Crick graduated from Kings College Medical School in 1939, began his ophthalmic training in 1946 and by 1950 he was a consultant surgeon at King's, the Belgrave Hospital for Children and the Royal Eye Hospital.

At the age of 91 Crick was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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