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Fred Hollows

New Zealand–Australian ophthalmologist

Fred Hollows (9 April 1929 – 10 February 1993) was a New Zealand and Australian eye doctor.

Fred Hollows
Born
Frederick Cossom Hollows

(1929-04-09)9 April 1929
Died10 February 1993(1993-02-10) (aged 63)
NationalityNew Zealander/Australian
OccupationOphthalmologist
Spouse(s)Mary Skiller (m. 1958-1975)
Gabi O'Sullivan (m. 1980-1993)

Hollows was born in 1929 in New Zealand. He studied medicine at Otago Medical School. In 1961, Hollows went to Moonfields Eye Hospital in England to study how to be a specialist eye doctor.

Later Fred Hollows worked at the University of New South Wales. In the 1970's Fred Hollows helped to start a program to fix eye diseases in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Fred Hollows through the work of his foundation helped many Australians. Because of his work in Africa and Asia it is thought that more than one million people can see today.

In 1993, Hollows died of metastatic renal cancer. Fred Hollows' work is now continued by his widow Gabi Hollows and the Fred Hollows Foundation. He had done many things to help poor children and families in under developed countries.

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