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Tredici Interviewed for Article

January 02, 2020

Tredici Interviewed for Article

Thomas J. Tredici, M.D., Col., USAF(Ret.), Fellow and long-time member of AsMA, was interviewed for an article about his life and work with the U.S. Air Force.

   Despite being 97, he still works on a volunteer basis at Brooks City-Base. He is very well known for his contributions to aerospace ophthalmology and has been active in the fields of clinical aerospace medicine, teaching, and research. Among his contributions: he was instrumental in establishing and implementing the U.S. Air Force policy on glaucoma for aviators, became one of the nation's leading authorities on the use of contact lenses in aviation, discovered the principle reason for failure of stereopsis in aviators (niicrostrabismus) and devised an ocular prism test to facilitate the diagnosis, and developed criteria for visors to protect astronauts from ultraviolet energy during the exploration of the Moon.
    Dr. Tredici has been an active member of AsMA since 1964, attending every meeting from 1966 to the early 2000s, and receiving his 50-year pin in 2014. He received AsMA’s Theodore C. Lyster Award in 1979 and the Louis H. Bauer Founder’s Award in 2000. AsMA has also named an award for him and his late wife, the Thomas J. and Margaret D. Tredici Award, given for “the most significant contribution to aerospace ophthalmology and vision science,” which Dr. Tredici endowed and was first presented in 2013. To read the entire article, please visit https://www.pressreader.com/usa/houston-chronicle/20191230/281492163234693.