Frederick Cossom Hollows (–), ophthalmologist, was born on 9 April at Dunedin, New Zealand, second of four sons of Joseph Alfred Hollows. Hollows, Frederick Cossum (Fred) – Biographical entry – Encyclopedia of Australian Science, Bright Sparcs is a biographical, bibliographical. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand Fred had originally studied to become a minister of religion; but during a summer holiday job at a mental health.

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Inafter seeing two senior Aboriginal men from Wattie Creek as eye patients, he was invited to their camp in the Northern Territory. Hollows was also a consultant for the World Health organization and visited many third world countries.

Archived from the original PDF on 23 October Biogrzphy continued the work of his foundation; intra-ocular lens factories in Nepal, Eritrea, and Vietnam started production after his death.

Cataracts were the commonest problem in these countries. After graduating, Fred began to assist eye surgeons. Inhe went to Moorfields Eye Hospital in England to study ophthalmology. Fred Hollows was a renowned Australian ophthalmologist known for his efforts to provide quality health care for the under privileged.

Fred Hollows Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

Identify Singers By Eyes. Hollows was also instrumental in reducing the cost of eye care in developing countries by setting up intraocular lens factories in Nepal and Eritrea. Audible Download Audio Books. More than Aboriginal communities were visited, and 62, Aboriginal people were examined, leading to 27, being treated for trachoma and 1, operations being carried out.


After working a summer job in a mental hospital in Porirua, he realized that he wanted to help people in another way.

gred Victoria University of Wellington. Fred Hollows worked as a clinician in New Zealand for several years before specializing in ophthalmology. He became aware of the alarming prevalence of curable eye disease, particularly trachoma, among Aboriginal people during visits to Wattie Creek Daguragu and Wave Biographu inand to Bourke, Enngonia, and other New South Wales towns.

Because Australia is the only developed country in the world where this disease still exists, Hollows fought hard to establish a national treatment program.

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In Dunedin Fred live in a family of six including himself. In high school he attended school with his three brothers and got alone with them fairly well.

Even though that happened he left it behind and received much recognition and many awards like humanist of the year and a royal international award for world understanding. Showing all 6 items. But the high price of surgery and replacement lenses the intraocular lens meant treatment was not an option for most people.

To contain the disease, Hollows argued that promiscuity needed to be addressed. He highly valued school and he loved to learn.


Fred Hollows

Seven years later they moved to Australia. He established intraocular lens bikgraphy in both Eritrea and Nepal to provide lenses for those in need at an affordable cost. His talent in science meant that he was offered a place in the medicine faculty at university.

Hollows died in SydneyAustralia in at the age of Australian Dictionary of Biography person text Tip: I know this for a fact.

In Fred got married to a lady named Mary Skiller. Don 19 April at Archived 3 November at the Wayback Machine. The Fred Hollows Foundation continues to biograpjy these and other projects.

He was surprised by the high level of Aboriginal people with trachoma.

Fred Hollows was an Australian ophthalmologist who is known for providing quality eye care frfd those in need throughout the world. His dad was a Christian Marxist who believed everyone should receive a fair wage for their work.

Environmental health measures, such as access to clean running water and dust reduction, and education to improve standards of hygiene, could dramatically improve eye health. Skip to Published Resources. In his primary school he stayed at the same school for six years. Randwick, New South WalesAustralia. Hollows was married twice: April 9 ,