Hamilton Eye Institute Welcomes Ninth Ridley Professor


Each year, Dr. and Mrs. Jerre M. Freeman and the Hamilton Eye Institute proudly welcome an ophthalmologist of exceptional creativity, innovation, perseverance and productivity to serve as the Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professor. For this year's Ridley professorship, it was our honor to welcome D. Jackson Coleman, MD,external link the John Milton McLean Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

The evening began with a welcome from Dr. Spencer P. Thornton, the first Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professor in 2001, who was master of ceremonies at the event. Then, via live teleconference, several of the previous Ridley professors honored the assemblage with a few words: Dr. Danielle Aron-Rosa (2008), Dr. Manus C. Kraff (2005), and Ann Kelman, wife of the late Dr. Charles D. Kelman (2004).

After final welcoming words from Drs. Jerre Freeman and Barrett G. Haik, Dr. Coleman delivered the 2010 Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship lecture. He discussed a range of topics including presbyopia, vitreous support, and hydrolic support of catenary. His outstanding presentation not only engaged and educated the audience in attendance at the Freeman Auditorium, but also reached an audience of hundreds more who viewed the event live on the internet. If you would like to view a recording or additional photos of the event, please click the corresponding button.