In this fascinating lecture, Dr. Richard H. Fish, M.D. presents a broad overview of common eye diseases— cataract, macular degeneration, color deficiency, ocular hemorrhage, and many other conditions that have affected the works of prominent artists including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Georgia O’Keeffe. Dr. Fish explores issues such as myopia, astigmatism, ocular drug toxicity, and whether they might have played a role in certain works of art. In addition, he looks at the evolution of pigments and paints, and the use of pigmented dyes in retinal surgery.
Dr. Fish is among the nation’s leading specialists in the research and treatment of opportunistic infections of the eye. In addition to his duties at The Methodist Hospital, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. He has lectured extensively and is the author of numerous scientific papers and book chapters of retinal and neuro-ophthalmologic disorders.
Dr. Fish, Deputy Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital, and Physician Member of Methodist’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine, is the inaugural speaker in the “Houston Arts and Medicine Lecture Series”.
The event is free, but a ticket is required and can be obtained here
The partners in this project are:
Blaffer Art Museum: Claudia Schmuckli, Director
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences: Dr. John W. Roberts, Dean
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics: Dr. Dan Wells, Interim Dean
College of Optometry: Dr. Earl L. Smith, III, Dean
College of Technology: Dr. William Fitzgibbon III, Dean
The Honors College: Dr. William Monroe, Dean
Houston Public Media: Lisa Trapani Shumate, Executive Director & General Manager
The Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts Medicine: Dr. C. Richard Stasney, Founder and Chairman, and Jefferson Todd Frazier, Program Director