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Adolph Posner was Polish ophthalmologist. Co-discoverer Posner-Schlossman Syndrome. Recipient Schoenberg Memorial award for research in glaucoma, 1951; Lucien Howe prize New York State.


Posner, Adolph was born on March 19, 1906 in Poland. Came to United States, 1920, naturalized, 1926. Son of Joseph and Elsie (Friedman) Posner.


Bachelor of Science, College City New York, 1926. Doctor of Medicine, New York University, 1930.


Intern Lebanon Hospital, 1930-1932. General practice of medicine New York City, since 1932. Specializing in ophthalmology, since 1933.

Attending surgeon Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, New York City, director glaucoma service, 1951-1980. Attending opthalmologist Montefiore Hospital, from 1950. Attending ophthalmologist Bronx Municipal Hospital Center.

Professor Albert Einstein Medical College, Yeshiva University. Consultant Health Insurance Plan New York. Member medical advisory board New York State Commission for Blind.

Member Committee for Standardization of Tonometers. Founder, director Institute Glaucoma Research.


  • Co-discoverer Posner-Schlossman Syndrome.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Slit Lamp Gonioscopy. Editor, translator: Slit Lamp Examinations of fundus and vitreous. Contributing editor: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Monthly.

      Contributor articles to medical journals. Inventor of disposable applanation tonometer, 1962.


Served as captain Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Fellow American Academy Ophthalmology, New York Academy Medicine, American College Surgeons, Society Eye Surgeons. Member American Medical Association, New York Society Clinical Ophthalmology (president 1951), Pan-American Ophthalmological Society, Society for Research in Ophthalmology, French Ophthalmological Society (honorary), Manhattan Ophthalmological Society (cofounder, past president).


Married Edna Olian, March 16, 1941 (deceased August 1968). Children: Ellen Dana (Mistress Richard M. Romano) and George Jeremy. Married Florence Helfant, June 18, 1970.

Joseph Posner

Elsie (Friedman) Posner

Edna Olian

Florence Helfant

Ellen Dana Posner (Mistress Richard M. Romano) and George Jeremy