City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Invented Living Eye
First contact lens
only practice here
Erected 2010 by City of Westminster, Royal College of Ophthalmalogists.
Location. 51° 30.997′ N, 0° 8.756′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Cavendish Square and Wigmore Street, on the left when traveling north on Cavendish Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Cavendish Square, City of Westminster, England W1G 0PJ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Ronald Ross (a few steps from this marker); George Edmund Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavendish Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Henry Asquith (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Frederick Treves (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quintin Hogg (about 120 meters away); Sir George Frederic Still (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Josef Dallos (Optician Online). "...Dallos developed a moulding technique using Negocol and Hominite - the first method to be used on the living eye to produce a successful contact lens. In 1933 he published his first article on contact lenses, 'Ueber Haftglser und Kontactschalen'. The same year he was granted a Hungarian patent for producing lenses that could be stabilised under the eyelids without touching the cornea and also gained specialist registration as an ophthalmologist...." (Submitted on December 20, 2017.)
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