An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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AIRY, Sir George Biddell

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On a peculiar defect in the eye, and a mode of correcting it.

Trans. Cambr. phil. Soc. (1825), 2, 267-73, 1827.

Airy, Britain's Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881, was the first to devise a sphereocylindrical lens for correcting astigmatism, a condition from which he himself suffered in his left eye. Airy's method is still used today. 

Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Diseases of the Eye, Optometry › Spectacles