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. Marshall M. Parks

(Jul 6, 1918 – Jul 25, 2005)

💠American Ophthalmologist

💠Father of Paediatric Ophthalmology

His contributions…

🔹Parks had done his medical studies at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and graduated in 1943.

🔹He further studied paediatric ophthalmology under the guidance of his mentor Dr. Frank D. Costenbader, who was recognized as the World’s first paediatric ophthalmologist.

🔹Together they started the First fellowship training program for paediatric ophthalmology.

🔹Moreover, he was the founder of Children’s Eye Hospital in Washington D.C. and dedicated his life to improving the vision care of children.

🔹He was also a visionary leader who played the main role in the formation of American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

🔹As an innovator and pioneer, his seminal contributions are:

🔅Description of the monofixation syndrome.

🔅Diagnosis and treatment of strabismus and amblyopia.

🔅Benefit of very early strabismus surgery (by age of 1 year).

🔅Innovative surgical techniques for infantile cataract.

🔹Consequently, Dr. Parks was considered a driving force and a significant contributor to the development of paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus management.

🔹In addition, he published around 12 books and many scientific articles.

🔹Eventually, he was honoured for his devoted work with numerous awards including the American Ophthalmology Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology Laureate awards.

A Day to Commemorate

A Man of Vision

Dr. Marshall M. Parks 🙏

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