In Memory of Dr. Richard C. Troutman, ISRS Co-Founder, Innovator, Gifted Clinician

Source: International Society of Refractive Surgery

Friday, April 14, 2017 | Management/Leadership


The ISRS community mourns the passing of Richard C. Troutman, MD, DSC, one of the most significant pioneers in the field of refractive surgery, and co-founder of the society now known as the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS). Dr. Troutman passed away at his home in Bal Harbour, FL, on April 5, 2017, at the age of 94.

"Every specialty in medicine is advanced by the academic fellowship and pursuit of excellence by all of us as a united group. It is nevertheless excelled further by dedicated, gifted, generous and skilled individuals like Dr. Troutman," said A. John Kanellopoulos, MD, president of ISRS. "I share on behalf of all of us gratitude for his lifetime contributions, and condolences during this difficult time to his family on the passing of a great man and physician."

“Richard Troutman was a true giant in the field of anterior segment surgery for generations of ophthalmologists,” said Richard L. Abbott, MD, Secretary for Global Alliances and Past President, AAO. “His numerous contributions have significantly enhanced the surgical outcomes of patients around the world.”

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