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    Did you know these 7 men were ophthalmologists?



    You know your immediate colleagues, but did you know that a global poker player, a New York Times bestselling author, and a foreign president round out the list of ophthalmologists?

    Read our list of famous people you probably did not know are ophthalmologists to find out more on your well-known peers.

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    Photo credit: Mayo Clinic

    Rose Schneider Krivich
    Rose is the content specialist for Medical Economics.

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    • [email protected]
      Jose Rizal, father of independence and freedom of the Philippines, was educated and practiced as an ophthalmologist. He was executed by the Spanish in 1896. A genuine hero and idealist, much more commendable than all those named in this article.
    • Anonymous
      Don't forget Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • jameslevinson
      Don't forget the first transgender professional athlete - Renee Richards.


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