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Ophthalmological Numismatics
July 14, 2008

Georg Prochaska

Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(7):926. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.7.926

Although Georg Prochaska (1749-1820) considered himself more of an anatomist than an ophthalmologist, he nevertheless achieved recognition as one of the better eye surgeons of his time, having performed no fewer than 3000 cataract operations. Born in Lipsitz (Moravia), he received his medical degree at the University of Vienna in 1776, where he returned in 1791 to serve as professor of anatomy, physiology, and ophthalmology after more than a decade in Prague as chair of anatomy.