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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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Hermann Von Helmholtz's 'Handbuch der Physiologischen Optik'

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First Author: G. Balanikas GREECE

Co Author(s):    C. Marinopoulos   D. Panagiotou   D. Peirounidis   S. Diafas   V. Karampatakis   P. Economides     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

Hermann von Helmholtz is very well known for his invention of ophthalmoscope. But he was also a prominent physician and physicist who wrote a number of scientific works including the 'Handbuch der Physiologischen Optik' (A treatise on Physiological Optics) which is presented here.

Setting:

A' Ophthalmologic Clinic of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Methods:

The life of Hermann Helmholtz and his works are examined here, focusing on his theories about physiological optics and the refractive function of he eye.

Results:

Hermann von Helmholtz was a profound knowledgeable of physics and medicine, and worked in many scientific fields. As a result he invented the ophthalmoscope and gave us many axioms and theories on physics and medicine.

Conclusions:

Ophthalmology owes much of the fundamental theories correlating to the medical practice to the great scientist Hermann von Helmholtz. This presentation tried to give a taste of his genius.

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