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Biographical entry Vythilingham, Kandiah (1910 - 1967)

MRCS and FRCS 1951; LMS Ceylon 1937 ; DOMS 1948.

Born
7 November 1910
Ceylon
Died
1967
Occupation
Ophthalmologist

Details

Kandiah Vythilingham was born in Ceylon on 7 November 1910 and qualified with the LMS of Ceylon in 1937. He joined the Department of Health Services in 1939 and was appointed an acting medical officer at the Victoria Memorial Eye Hospital, Colombo. Thenceforward he specialized in ophthalmology, holding house appointments at Galle and Trincomalee but returning ultimately to the Victoria Memorial Eye Hospital, first as a medical officer, Grade I, and finally 1952 as Visiting Surgeon.

Vythilingham was granted study leave in 1948 and came to England to obtain the DOMS and he passed the FRCS in Ophthalmology in 1951. He died in 1967.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England