Hermann Barry Collin, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus/Optometrist
Company: University of South Wales
Location: Caulfield North, VIC, Australia

Hermann Collin, Professor Emeritus and Optometrist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in optometry.

A native of Australia, Dr. Collins attended the University of Melbourne. There, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in pathology in 1956, a Master of Applied Sciences in 1966, and a Doctor of Philosophy in physiology in 1970. Dr. Collin then continued his education at the University of New South Wales, where he attained a Doctor of Science in optometry in 1995.

At the start of his career, Dr. Collin excelled as an optometrist at his practice from 1955 to 1961. After practicing for a time, Dr. Collin redirected his knowledge from treatment to academia. He went on to lecture at a number of institutions, including the University of Melbourne, Harvard University, and the University of New South Wales, among others. Prior to his efforts, there had only been limited exploration of optometric research. Medical achievements helmed by Dr. Collin include discovering the potential growth of lymphatic vessels in the cornea following injury. Other achievements to his credit include the confirmation that the preservatives in eye drops can inflict harmful damage on the corneal endothelium and impede epithelial healing.

For his accomplishments in the field, Dr. Collin was the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Shorney Prize in Ophthalmology and the Australian Decorated National Service Medal, to name a few. He has also been presented with the H. Barry Collin Research Medal, a decoration devoted to his father, which Dr. Collin has since awarded to own his son. In the coming years, he hopes to persist in his research and academic endeavors in the future alongside his son, Shaun.

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