The integration of ophthalmic pathology into the curriculum of ophthalmologists in training and the continuing education of practicing ophthalmologists during the 20th century greatly enhanced the understanding of the pathophysiology and, therefore, diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic disease. This was promoted through the work of numerous ophthalmic pathologists, including Frederick H. Verhoeff, MD, David G. Cogan, MD, Norman Ashton, MD, and others who helped clarify the understanding of common ocular disorders.
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