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Hilario Soares de Gouvea

Hilário Soares de Gouvea, Brazilian ophthalmologist (Caeté, Minas Gerais State 23 September 1843 – Rio de Janeiro 25 October 1923)
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

First to describe a fatal case of xerosis conjunctivae bulbi (1869)

 

Established the relationship between xerophthalmia and malnutrition

Beitraege zur Kenntniss der Hemeralogie und Xerophthalmie aus Ernaehrungs-Stoerungen. Arch. Ophtal. XXIX:167-200, 1883
 

First to report a family with hereditary retinoblastoma and first suggested hereditary basis for cancer

L’Heredité des gliomes de la retine. Bol. Soc. Med. Cir. Rio de Janeiro, 1886

L’Heredité des gliomes de la retine. Annales d’ Oculistique. 143:32-5, 1910
 

Described a new process for curing corneal staphyloma

Novo processo para a cura dos estafilomas anteriores aderentes da córnea, produzida por prolapsos da íris. Rev. Cursos Práticos e Theoricos, Rio de Janeiro