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Biographical entry Awdry, Philip Neville (1933 - 2010)

MRCS and FRCS 1966; BChir 1957; MB 1958; MA Cambridge 1968; DO Eng 1963; FRCOpth.

1 May 2010
Ophthalmic surgeon


Philip Neville Awdry was a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at United Oxford Hospitals and Oxford Royal Hospital for the Blind. Born in 1933, he was the son of Neville John Awdry TD and his wife, Joan née Visger. Ophthalmologist to the Royal Commonwealth Society Blind Mobile Field Team, it is possible he worked in Rhodesia as he published a paper entitled "Vitamin A deficiency and blindness in N. Rhodesia" jointly in Experimental eye research in 1964. Other previous posts were senior resident officer to Moorfields Eye Hospital and lecturer in clinical ophthalmology to London University.

He married Miss Martin-Jones in 1957 and they had two daughters Johanna (born 1959) and Felicity (born 1964). He died on 1 May 2010 after a short illness survived by his wife and family.


Xerophthalmia. Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the UK 1968
Lymphangiectasia conjunctivae. British journal of ophthalmology 1969

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