Yaron Rabinowitz Obituary, Death – Prof. Yaron Rabinowitz was a real visionary and pioneer, and the International Keratoconus Society (IKS) and the global ophthalmology community grieve his passing. Professor Rabinowitz was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 21, 1953. His innovative contributions to the field of keratoconus studies have left a lasting impact in the field of ophthalmology. We convey the news of his premature passing on November 6, 2023, with great regret.
At the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Professor Rabinowitz started his academic career and established the groundwork for his ground-breaking research. His desire to learn about and treat keratoconus brought him to the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and later to the Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California.
Professor Rabinowitz’s dedication to expanding our knowledge of keratoconus and developing better treatment options was constant across his illustrious career. His groundbreaking work has had a major impact on how the medical field treats this difficult eye ailment. In addition to his scholarly accomplishments, Professor Rabinowitz was a devoted and caring medical professional.
He opened his own business in Los Angeles, California, and through his skill, compassion, and dedication to providing the best eye care possible, he impacted the lives of innumerable patients. Being one of the original members of the International Keratoconus Society, Professor Rabinowitz was essential in encouraging cooperation and information exchange among specialists in the field. His leadership and commitment to improving keratoconus knowledge and care have made a lasting impression on the ophthalmology community.
There will be a memorial service on [give specifics if available] to celebrate the life and contributions of Professor Yaron Rabinowitz. During this trying time, the IKS sends its sincere condolences to Professor Rabinowitz’s family, friends, and colleagues. May the memory of Professor Yaron Rabinowitz motivate ophthalmologists to improve the lives of people with keratoconus in the future, and may he rest in peace.