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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Dr. Delmar R. Caldwell

Distinguished Tulane Medical and Public Health Faculty and Tulane Health Sciences Alumni. Selected highlights on their contributions to medical science.

Delmar R. Caldwell, M.D.

Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Section of Cornea, Refractive Surgery


1978- . Professor and Chairman, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology; Cheif of Ophthalmology Service. Tulane Hospital & Clinic

Dr. Caldwell performed the first artificial corneal transplantation.  His work with cornea and anterior segment diseases is well known and respected by his peers. The development of the Caldwell Keratoprosthesis is in its final stages. This artificial cornea has been tested in France, Japan, Africa, Panama, South Korea and Uruguay. -

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