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Aaron Abramovich KOLEN


Aaron KOLEN, USSR Ophthalmologist. Professor 1929; Doctor of Medicine Science; Head, Chair of Eye Diseases, Novosibirsk Medicine Institute, since 1951; Honoured Worker of Science Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1958.


KOLEN, Aaron was born in 1893.


1918 graduated Medical Faculty, Kazan University.


Since 1956 board member, All-Russia Society of Ophthalmologists. Со-Editor, “Ophthalmology” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. Member Editor Council, journal “Vestnik oftalmologii” (Herald of Ophthalmology).

Works on plastic surgery of the eyes and their appendages. Studies clinical aspects and treatment of war injuries of the eyes and trachoma and eye lipoidosis. Introduced modifications and improvements of various eye operations.

Developed: peduncular grafts of subcutaneous adipose tissue for plastic operations in the occipital region. A surgical method of correcting a dislocated crystalline lens in the cases of various cataract complications. A new method of transplantation (flap grafting).

Methods of simultaneous restoration of the eyelids and the conjunctival sac. Methods of restoring the patency of lachrymal ducts affected by structures or atresin. Plastic restoration of the palpebral angles, etc.

1929-1943 Head, Chair of Eye Diseases, Tomsk, then Novosibirsk Postgraduate Medicine Institute. 1944-1951 Director, Helmboltz Research Institute of Eye Diseases, Moscow.