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Ophthalmological Numismatics
March 2002

March 2002

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(3):324. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.3.324

Anton Elschnig, 1886-1939, was a professor of ophthalmology in Prague. He is best know for his research on the lens capsule, especially the exfoliation of glass-blowers. The lens remnants seen on the capsule following extracapsular cataract surgery are known to this day as "Elschnig's pearls."

For his 40th birthday in 1926, a uniface medallic plaquette (Figure 1) in bronze was created by the artist Henke.