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educator , myopia researcher , Ophthalmologist

Tahvo Olavi Pärssinen, Finnish ophthalmologist, educator, myopia researcher. Grantee Academy Finland, 1983-1987. Chairman Deaf Children's Support Central Finland, 1982-1985. Member Finnish Contact Lens Society (president 1992-1994, vice president 1994-1996), Medical Association Optics and Contact Lenses (vice president 1994-1996), Finnish Opthalmol. Society (vice president 1997-1998), Finnish Society Ophthalmic Surgery (chairman since 2002).

Background

Pärssinen, Tahvo Olavi was born on March 27, 1945 in Vaasa, Finland. Son of Jalmari and Iida Maria Pärssinen.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Helsinki, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tampere, Finland, 1986.

Career

District physician, Municipality of Himanka, Finland, 1972-1973; assistant surgeon, University Hospital, Tampere, 1973-1977; chief surgeon, Regional Hospital, Kristiinank, Finland, 1977-1979; ophthalmologist, Control Hospital, Jyväkylä, Finland, 1979-1994; chief surgeon, Control Hospital, Jyväkylä, Finland, since 1995; union representative, Control Hospital, Jyväkylä, Finland, 1983-1988. Chairman, speaker international congresses, Rome, Singapore, Madrid, others, since 1986. Finnish representative European Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1993-1996.

Chief ophthalmic Surgery Control Finland, Jyväskylä, 1988-1995. Vice chairman Finnish Ophthalmologists, Helsinki, 1987-1988.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Wearing of Spectacles and Occurence of Myopia, 1986. Contributor numerous articles on myopia to medical journals.

Membership

Chairman Deaf Children's Support Central Finland, 1982-1985. Member Finnish Contact Lens Society (president 1992-1994, vice president 1994-1996), Medical Association Optics and Contact Lenses (vice president 1994-1996), Finnish Opthalmol. Society (vice president 1997-1998), Finnish Society Ophthalmic Surgery (chairman since 2002).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, fishing.

Connections

Married Helena Marjut Leino, December 28, 1968. Children: Markus, Heidi, Tuomas.

father:
Jalmari Pärssinen

mother:
Iida Maria Pärssinen

spouse:
Helena Marjut Leino

children:
Tuomas Pärssinen

Heidi Pärssinen

Markus Pärssinen