Professor Sergei Semjonovic Golovin (1866-1931): A Pioneer of Ocular Surgery

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Abstract

Professor Sergei Semjonovic Golovin (1866-1931) is considered as one of the founders of ophthalmology in Russia. He received a worldwide reputation thanks to his achievements in ocular surgery and pathology. He introduced new surgical techniques such as Golovin’s operation (Exenteratio orbitosinualis), Golovin’s osteoplastic frontal sinus operation, ligation of orbital veins, and opticociliary neurectomy. He also introduced his “cytotoxic theory” to interpret sympathetic ophthalmia. He was a reputable professor of ophthalmology.

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