Fred Hollows

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Fred Hollows
Born Frederick Cossom Hollows
9 April 1929(1929-04-09)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 10 February 1993(1993-02-10) (aged 63)
Randwick, Sydney, Australia
Nationality New Zealander/Australian
Occupation Ophthalmologist
Spouse Mary Skiller (m. 1958-1975)
Gabi O'Sullivan (m. 1980-1993)

Fred Hollows (9 April 1929 – 10 February 1993) was a New Zealand and Australian eye doctor.

Hollows was born in 1929 in New Zealand. He studied medicine at university in Sydney. In 1961, Hollows went to Moonfields Eye Hospital in England to study how to be a specialist eye doctor.

Later Fred Hollows worked at the University of New South Wales. In the 1970's Fred Hollows helped to start a program to fix eye diseases in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Fred Hollows through the work of his foundation helped many Australians. Because of his work in Africa and Asia it is thought that more than one million people can see today.

In 1993, Hollows died of metastatic renal cancer. Fred Hollows' work is now continued by his widow Gabi Hollows and the Fred Hollows Foundation. He had done many things to help poor children and families in under developed countries.

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