Rochon-Duvigneaud, André

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Rochon-Duvigneaud, André Gender: M
André Jean François Rochon-Duvigneaud
born on 7 April 1863 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Ribérac, France, 45n15, 0e20
Timezone LMT m0e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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French ophthalmologist who in 1896 described a neurological disorder characterized by exophthalmos, diplopia, and anaesthesia in regions innervated by the trigeminal nerve, occurring with a traumatic collapse of the superior orbital fissure. At the time he referred to the condition as "sphenoidal fissure syndrome", later to be known as "Rochon-Duvigneaud's syndrome". Also, he is credited with identifying recessive-inherited glaucoma with buphthalmos in New Zealand white rabbits.

He studied medicine in Bordeaux, and in 1889 became an intern at the Hôtel-Dieu in Paris. In 1892 he earned his doctorate with a thesis on the anatomical angle of the eye's anterior chamber and Schlemm's canal. In 1895 he was appointed chef de clinique. In 1926 he retired from clinical medicine, dedicating himself to comparative studies on the eyes of various animal species. In 1940 he became a member of the Académie de Médecine.

He died in Paris on 24 November 1952.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 26) from the online Dordogne archives. Death data in margin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Ophthalmologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Rochon-Duvigneaud's syndrome")