Anton Elschnig

Anton Elschnig

Anton Elschnig (August 22, 1863 - 1939) was an Austrian ophthalmologist, born in Leibnitz. He was an ophthalmic surgeon in Graz and Vienna. From 1907 until 1933 he was a professor and head of the University of Prague Eye Clinic.

He is best known for performing corneal transplants in the early days of keratoplasty, a procedure first performed in 1905 by fellow Austrian ophthalmologist Eduard Zirm (1863-1944). Elschnig describes this surgical procedure in the 1930 Archives of Ophthalmology. He was also publisher of the second and third editions of Albrecht von Graefe's Handbuch der gesammten Augenheilkunde.

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