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Biographical entry Levy, Ivor Saul (1941 - 2005)

MRCS and FRCS 1973; BM BCh Oxford 1966; LRCP 1973; FRCOphth.

29 June 1941
Manchester, UK
21 March 2005
Cambridge, UK


Ivor Levy was a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. He was born in Manchester on 29 June 1941 and educated in Manchester, at Pembroke College, Oxford, and at the London Hospital.

After junior appointments, he held a research fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, USA, which led to his special interest in neuro-ophthalmology. He was appointed to the Royal London Hospital in 1973.

He had a particular interest in collecting books, especially those of Sir Frederick Treves. In 2000 he developed a tremor, which was found to be caused by a communicating hydrocephalus, for which he underwent shunt surgery. He died at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, on 21 March 2005.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2005 331 164.].

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