Jean Marie Charles Abadie

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Jean Marie Charles Abadie
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Jean Marie Charles Abadie
Born25 March 1842
Died29 June 1932 (1932-06-30) (aged 90)
OccupationFrench ophthalmologist

Jean Marie Charles Abadie (25 March 1842 – 29 June 1932) was a French ophthalmologist who was a native of Saint-Gaudens.

He became a hospital intern in 1868 and a medical doctor in 1870. He practiced medicine at the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris.[1] In 1881 he was chosen as a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur.[2]

Abadie was involved in developing treatments for glaucoma and trachoma, and discovered a diagnostic sign for exophthalmic goiter, which is known as "Abadie's sign". He also introduced the practice of injecting alcohol into the Gasserian ganglion as a treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.[1]

Published works[edit]

  • Spasmes des muscles de l'oeuil – Spasms of the eye muscles.
  • Traité des maladies des yeux; Paris, 1876/1877 – On maladies of the eyes.
  • Leçons de clinique ophthalmologique; Paris, 1881 – Lessons on clinical ophthalmalogy.
  • Nouveau traitement de l'ophthalmie sympathique; Paris, 1890 – New treatment for sympathetic ophthalmia.

Also, he contributed numerous articles to the journals "Annales d’oculistique" and "Archives d’ophthalmologie".[3]