Notable Figures

Endre A. Balazs

Endre A. Balazs, MD

(January 10, 1920 – August 29, 2015)
Pioneer in Viscoelastic Therapeutics
Leader in Hyaluronan and Vitreous Research

BIOGRAPHY  Endre A. Balazs, MD, was a world leader in ophthalmic biochemistry and also a developer of products that have become...

Read more about Endre A. Balazs, MD
Paul A. Chandler, MD
Paul Austin Chandler, MD. Photo: Chandler Grant Society

Paul A. Chandler, MD

(November 19, 1896 - March 15, 1987)
Noted Glaucoma Specialist

BIOGRAPHY Paul A. Chandler was the beloved mentor of generations of ophthalmologists interested in glaucoma. He completed his...

Read more about Paul A. Chandler, MD
Ephraim Friedman, MD

Ephraim Friedman, MD

(January 1, 1930 - June 18, 2011)
President of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 1983-1990

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Ephraim Friedman, ophthalmologist and past President of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, passed away on June 18, 2011. He was a...

Read more about Ephraim Friedman, MD
Simmons Lessell, MD

Simmons Lessell, MD

(May 25, 1933 – May 9, 2016)
Paul Austin Chandler Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology (2011 – 2016); Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology (2006 – 2011)
"The Gaon of Neuro-Ophthalmology"

BIOGRAPHY Born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Amherst College, Dr. Lessell attended Cornell Medical College. His neurology...

Read more about Simmons Lessell, MD
Wayne Streilein, MD

J. Wayne Streilein, MD

(June 19, 1935 - March 15, 2004)
President of Schepens Eye Research Institute, 1995 - 2004
"The Father of Modern Ocular Immunology"

BIOGRAPHY  Dr. Streilein, a noted immunologist, shaped a renewed research mission that brought the entire spectrum of the biological...

Read more about J. Wayne Streilein, MD