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Saul Cvi Merin (August 25, 1933 – August 28, 2012) was an Israeli ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal and genetic eye diseases. Merin's contributions include his seminal book, Inherited Eye Diseases now in its second edition.
A Professor of Ophthalmology at Israel's Hadassah Hospital, Merin worked at the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group's East Jerusalem hospital, where he developed good relationships with ophthalmologists working in the area of the Palestine Authority.
Merin escaped deportation by train to Auschwitz on August 3, 1943, and was hidden by Aniela (Zawadzka) Szwajce in Będzin, a town in southwest Poland, until arrival of the Soviet army in January 1945 . He emigrated to Israel in 1949.
Prof. Merin died in August 2012.
Training & Positions held
- Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1953-1960
- Duty Army Service, I.D.F., 1961-1963
- Training in ophthalmology at Hadassah Medical Center under Professor I.C. Michaelson, 1963-1969
- Specialist in ophthalmology, 1969
- Service in Africa: Malawi, 1965-1967
- Several professional tours in Africa
- Fellowships and additional training, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Pediatric ophthalmology); University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA (Medical Retina)
- Professor of Ophthalmology, Hebrew University, since 1979
- Chairman of Israel Ophthalmological Society, 1976-1982
- Chairman of Israel Society for Vision and Eye Research, 1985-1995
- Chairman, Israel Board of Ophthalmology, 1989-1995
- Chairman, Unit of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Mt. Scopus, 1979-1998
- Merin, Saul (2005). Inherited Eye Diseases: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition. New York: Dekker. ISBN 1-57444-839-0.
- Merin S, Obolensky A, Farber MD, Chowers I (February 2008). "A pilot study of topical treatment with an alpha2-agonist in patients with retinal dystrophies". J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 24 (1): 80–6. doi:10.1089/jop.2007.0022. PMID 18201138.
- Blumenthal EZ, Papamichael G, Merin S (1998). "Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium: a bilateral presentation". Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 18 (6): 557–9. PMID 9869468.
- Merin S, Blair NP, Tso MO (April 1987). "Vitreous fluorophotometry in patients with senile macular degeneration". Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 28 (4): 756–9. PMID 2435672.
- Merin S (1982). "Cataract formation in retinitis pigmentosa". Birth Defects Orig. Artic. Ser. 18 (6): 187–91. PMID 7171754.
- Ticho U, Ivry M, Merin S (March 1980). "Brittle cornea, blue sclera, and red hair syndrome (the brittle cornea syndrome)". Br J Ophthalmol 64 (3): 175–7. doi:10.1136/bjo.64.3.175. PMC 1039382. PMID 7387950.
- Merin S, Auerbach E (1976). "Retinitis pigmentosa". Surv Ophthalmol 20 (5): 303–46. doi:10.1016/S0039-6257(96)90001-6. PMID 817406.
- Merin S, Yanko L, Ivry M (February 1974). "Treatment of diabetic maculopathy by argon-laser". Br J Ophthalmol 58 (2): 85–91. doi:10.1136/bjo.58.2.85. PMC 1017315. PMID 4856580.
- Merin S, Crawford JS (July 1971). "The etiology of congenital cataracts. A survey of 386 cases". Can. J. Ophthalmol. 6 (3): 178–82. PMID 4254831.
- Merin S, Freund M (December 1968). "Retinopathy in severe anemia". Am. J. Ophthalmol. 66 (6): 1102–6. PMID 5727647.
- "Saul Merin, Friend to the Hospital Group, Passes Away in Jerusalem". St John Eye Hospital. 1943-08-03. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
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