Joseph Colin, MD, dies of cancer

Joseph Colin, MD, an OSN Europe Edition Board Member, ophthalmic surgeon and educator, died Feb. 24 of metastatic renal cancer.

At the time of his death, Colin was the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Bordeaux University Medical School and served on the boards of the French Society of Refractive Surgery and the French Eye Bank, according to his Optical Express biography.

In addition to OSN Europe Edition, he served on the editorial boards of Journal of Refractive SurgeryJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Journal of Ophthalmology and Journal Français d'Ophtalmologie.

Colin received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1998, the Senior Achievement Award from the AAO in 2007 and the Binkhorst Medal from the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in 1990, among other awards.

“He was a very special ophthalmologist and man,” OSN Chief Medical Editor Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, told Ocular Surgery News. “He will be missed but remembered. He lived in a beautiful location, loved his work, loved his family and friends worldwide, lived fully, and shared his blessings with many. A legacy worth emulating. With sadness but also appreciation for a life well lived.”