Ceremonial session in honour of 150 years of the birth of Academician Đorđe Nešić

The 150th anniversary of the birth of academician Đorđe Nešić will be marked by a celebration, at the SASA Grand Hall, on Friday, 19 May, at 11 a.m.

Đorđe Nešić (b. Šabac, 15 June 1873 – d. Belgrade 24 October 1959) was a renowned ophthalmologist and a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade. He graduated from the School of Medicine in Moscow. He completed the specialization in the field of eye diseases and disorders at Moscow Eye Clinic, under renowned professor Adriano A. Krjukov. Having returned to his homeland, he actively participated in the work of the Serbian Medical Society, pioneering experimental works in ophthalmology. In 1904, he took the position of the chief of the Eye Ward of Belgrade General State Hospital.

As a military physician,  he took part in the Balkan wars and the First World War. For his participation in the military Medical Corps, he received numerous orders.

He was elected a full professor of ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade in 1921. During that year, he became the head of the then-established Eye Clinic at the Faculty of Medicine, where he remained until his retirement in 1955. He was the dean of the Medical School in Belgrade in the period 1930 -1932.

In 1947, he was elected a full member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

He is the author of countless expert and scientific papers. His papers on Hemeralopia, which he studied while at the Salonica front, had a considerable impact. One of his primary achievements in the field of ophthalmology is the design of an electromagnet for the removal of foreign metal bodies from an eye. He laid the foundation of contemporary ophthalmology in Serbia. Thanks to his efforts and innovative approach, the Eye Disease Clinic in Belgrade became one of the leading ophthalmological centres in the country. In his honour, this institution was named ‘Professor Dr Đorđe Nešić Eye Disease Clinic’ in 1970.