Ophthalmic surgeon Joseph Colin, MD, dies

March 6, 2013

French physician was the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Bordeaux University Medical School. He received numerous awards, and served on many editorial and other boards.

 

Bordeaux, France-Joseph Colin, MD, ophthalmic surgeon and educator, died Feb. 24 of metastatic renal cancer.

Dr. Colin was the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Bordeaux University Medical School and served on the boards of the French Society of Refractive Surgery and the French Eye Bank.

Dr. Colin received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1998, the Senior Achievement Award from the AAO in 2007, and the Binkhorst Medal from the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in 1990, among other awards.

He served on the editorial boards of Journal of Refractive SurgeryJournal of Cataract and Refractive SurgeryEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology, and Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie.

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