CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today’s History Feature:

Dr. Ferdinand Monoyer

(May 9, 1836 – July 11, 1912)

💠French Ophthalmologist

His contributions…

🔸Monoyer is well known for his ground-breaking research in the field of Ophthalmology. He was a prominent Ophthalmologist in France during his period.

🔸He studied Medicine at the University of Strasbourg. Then, he worked as a Director of Ophthal clinic at the University of Nancy. Later, he worked as a Professor of the Medical Physics at the University of Lyon.

🔸Moreover, Dr. Monoyer had created a Monoyer chart with rows of letters in different sizes in 1872 – which is used to measure the visual acuity .

🔸He further inserted his name into the chart – reading upwards on both ends and spells out the name “Ferdinand Monoyer.”

🔸Also, he was the first to introduce a new measurement for vision called Dioptre. It helps to measure the optical power of lens.

🔸In fact, his unique invention – Dioptre – is being used every day all over the world for the last 148 years. His enormous work has saved the sights of millions and improved the living of countless.

A Day to Commemorate

The Eminent Ophthalmologist

Dr. Ferdinand Monoyer 🙏🏼

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