Norman B. Medow, MD, FACS



Norman B. Medow is director of pediatric ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and chairman of the Museum of Vision at The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Pioneer of ophthalmic plastic surgery followed his calling

Editor's Note: During the time I was a resident at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (1969-1972), I had the good fortune to work with Byron Capleese Smith, MD. Those who knew him will never forget him, and those who were not able to know him will gain a small glimpse of his persona and his contributions, as written by Christopher Teng, MD. -Norman Medow, MD

Researcher's work helped illuminate embryology of eye Ida Mann's contributions also include research on ocular effects of toxic agents, trachoma

Ida Mann was born in London, England in 1893, the daughter of a postal-clerk father and a mother who had a strong family history of farming.

Sympathetic ophthalmia not fully understood 100 years later

Editor's Note: What has 100 years of history done for ophthalmic knowledge? In many areas-cataract surgery for example-a revolution has occurred and great strides have been made. In others, surprisingly, very little has advanced.