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lecturer , writer , ophthalmologic surgeon

Roland I. Pritikin, American ophthalmologic surgeon, writer, lecturer. Inventor surgical and diagnostic equipment for the eye.


Pritikin, Roland I. was born on January 9, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward and Bluma (Saval) Pritikin.


Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, 1928. Doctor of Medicine, Loyola University, 1930. Diploma, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1964.


Eye department, Loyola University School Medicine, 1933-1935; resident, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1936-1938; staff, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1939-1948; visiting eye surgeon, Shikarpur, Sind, Pakistan, under, Sir Henry Holland, 1939, 57, 60, 63, 66, 71; visiting eye surgeon Ethiopia, Sir Henry Holland, 1972; consultant, Rockford industries, 1946-1996; private practice ophthalmology, Rockford, 1946-1996; president staff, Winnebago County (Illinois) Hospital, 1950. Lecture, research tour, Western Europe, Near and Middle East, 1951, visiting eye surgeon, Pakistan, 1960. Consultant in ophthalmology Department of Health and Human Services.

Hearing officer Social Security Administration. Visiting eye clinics Vienna, Zurich, Paris, 1934.


  • Inventor surgical and diagnostic equipment for the eye.



Medical Reserve Officers. Chairman meeting on computers in ophthalmology International Symposium on Bio-Engineering in Ophthalmology, Haifa, Israel, 1975, Center For Global Security, 1978-1996. Life member Weizmann Institute, Science Served as colonel Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1941-1945.

Brigadier general Illinois National Guard. Fellow Industrial Medical Association, American Medical Writers Association, Society Military Ophthalmologists (board governors, 1st life), American Medical Association, Australian Computer Society, International College Surgeons, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geriatrics Society, Royal Society Health, American College Nuclear Medicine (distinguished member, founding member), Instituto Barraquer, Barcelona. Associate Royal Society Medicine London.

Member International Association Secretaries Ophthalmol. and Otolaryngol. Societies (editor ophthalmology 1973-1980), Illinois, Winnebago County medical societies, American Nuclear Society, American Academy Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Chicago Ophthalmological Society, Association Military Surgeons United States, Rock River Valley Ophthalmology Association (secretary 1978-1996), World Medical Association, Pan-American Association Ophthalmology, American Association History of Medicine, Association American Physical and Surgical, International Association Prevention of Blindness, Joseph Waring Memorial Library Association History of Medicine, Society Medical Consultant to Armed Forces, New York Academy of Sciences, Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists, National Society Prevention Blindness, Henry Holland Hospitals Alumni Association and Fund (president), International Association Against Trachoma, Association Research Ophthalmology, Society Nuclear Medicine, Pan American Society Ophthalmic Microsurgery (charter), Ophthalmol. Society Canary Islands (honorary), International Society History Medicine (honorary), American College Eye Surgeons (life member), Chamber of Commerce, 33d Division War Veterans Association (surgeon 1975-1985), American Legion, Reserve Officers Association United States, International Agency Prevention Blindness, Ophthalmol.

Society Pakistan (life), others. Clubs: University (Rockford).


Married Jeanne DuPre Moore, May 25, 1940 (deceased May 1988). Children: Gloria Anne, Karin (Mistress Craig Howard Heiser).

Edward Pritikin

Bluma (Saval) Pritikin

Jeanne DuPre Moore

Gloria Anne Pritikin

Karin Pritikin (Mistress Craig Howard Heiser)