|Born||Frederick Cossom Hollows
9 April 1929
Dunedin, New Zealand
|Died||10 February 1993 (aged 63)
Randwick, Sydney, Australia
|Spouse||Mary Skiller (m.1958-1975)
Gabi O'Sullivan (m.1980-1993)
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.
By 1993 Fred Hollows was dying of cancer. Fred Hollows' work is now continued by his wife Gabi Hollows and the Fred Hollows Foundation.