William Ellery Briggs: Pioneer of west coast ophthalmology

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William Ellery Briggs was California's preeminent ophthalmologist for more than fifty years. A student of Ernst Fuchs, he was a clinician, scholar, and innovator who transplanted the best of European ophthalmology to the Western United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990


  • Briggs, William Ellery
  • electromagnet
  • foreign body
  • history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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