The American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologist is saddened to announce the loss of Dr. W. Richard Green, one of our most esteemed members that was also a member and active participant of ARVO since 1968: Trustee of the Anatomy and Pathology Section from 1987-1993; Program Committee from 1988-1990, Chair in 1991; Vice President, 1991-1992. Dr. Green was committed to teaching, service and research in the field of ophthalmic pathology and retina. He worked for most of his academic life at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins.

Note to his colleagues from Peter J. McDonnell, MD:

Dear Wilmer Family:

It grieves me to share the news of the death this morning of Dr. W. Richard Green. Dr. Green served as one of the world's premier ophthalmic pathologists during a Wilmer career of almost 40 years. He contributed approximately 700 original articles and several textbooks and was a teacher par excellence. Generations of Wilmer residents, fellows, and medical students benefited from Dr. Green's commitment to teaching the key components of ophthalmic pathology. Past trainees of his are today leaders in the field of ophthalmic pathology around the world, and many more ophthalmologists are outstanding practitioners because of the fundamental knowledge of ophthalmic pathology imparted to them by Dr. Green.

Dr. Green's achievements are recognized in many ways and by many organizations. He was the Independent Order of Odd Fellows endowed Professor at Wilmer, and received the McLean Medal, the Howe Medal, the Gass Medal, the Award of Merit from the Retinal Research Foundation, an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the University of Louisville, the Presidency of the Maryland Ophthalmological Society, and the Alcon Research Institute Award. He was named one of the greatest living ophthalmologists by Ophthalmology Times and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Green's contributions will be recognized in perpetuity at Wilmer in the form of an endowed Professorship that bears his name and the W. Richard Green Eye Pathology Laboratory.

Our thoughts are with Mrs. Janet Green and her sons, Gordon and Parke.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wilmer Institute in Dr. Green's memory. An event at The Wilmer Institute to honor the life and contributions of this exceptional individual will be scheduled.