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Regulation on the Prof. Odintsov Medal

Ufa research Institute of eye diseases 
on the medal. V. P. Odintsov
"For outstanding achievements in ophthalmology"

In commemoration of 90-anniversary of the founding of the Ufa research Institute of eye diseases scientific Council of the Institute established the international award – the medal named after the founder of the Institute, Professor Victor Petrovich Odintsov "For outstanding achievements in ophthalmology".

  1. International medal. Professor V. P. Odintsova is awarded to outstanding Russian and foreign scientists and specialists for personal contribution (merit) in the development of ophthalmic science, the creation of new technologies of treatment of pathology of the eye. 

  2. Annually, the Scientific Council of the Ufa research Institute of eye diseases discusses the submission for the award of the International medal. Professor V. P. Odintsov ophthalmologists received from scientific and clinical departments of the Institute.
  3. the Decision on awarding is accepted by the scientific Council of the Institute on the results of open voting of members of the Academic Council.

    the Medal is awarded at the international conference on ophthalmic surgery "East – West"  Chairman of the organizing Committee.

    the medal is accompanied by an honorary diploma of the established sample.

    the production of the Medals for the annual  awarding of the nominees is carried out by the organizing Committee of the international conference on ophthalmic surgery "East – West" on behalf of the Academic Council of Ufa research Institute of eye diseases.

Historical information

Odintsov, Viktor Petrovich 
The first Director and scientific Director of the Ufa research Institute of eye diseases,
lead scientist ophthalmologist, Professor

V. P. Odintsov was born on 11(23) October 1876 in Ufa into the family of a merchant of the first Guild A. P. Odintsov. After graduating from the Ufa gymnasium in 1895 he entered the medical Department of the natural faculty of Moscow University, but because of participation in the revolutionary movement in 1897, was expelled from the University without the right of receipt in higher educational institutions of Russia and exiled to Ufa. 
After 3 years, V. P. Odintsov provided the opportunity to go to Kiev or Kharkov University. Through the efforts of father managed to get permission to travel abroad - to Germany. In 1901 V. P. Odintsov became a student of the Munich Ludwig Maximilian University (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), as evidenced by the "Official lists of employees, teachers, civil servants and students of the Royal Bavarian Munich Ludwig Maximilian University" semesters 1901-1902, 1902-1903, 1903-1904

Official staff lists: teachers, civil servants and students of the Royal Bavarian Munich the Ludwig Maximilian University 1901-1902

 Thesis V. P. Odintsov, Munich, 1904

In 1904, V. P. Odintsov graduated from the top medical faculty of this University with the degree of doctor of General medicine. Dissertation entitled "the Vascularization of a cardiac valve in children"  ("Die Vascularisation der Herzlappen im Kindesalter",)  was written on the basis of the Pathological Institute (Pathologische Institut).

Back in Russia, V. P. Odintsov in 1904-1906 he worked as a district doctor in the village of Chishmy, Ufa uyezd, and then in Afanas'yevo Menzelinsky district.

April 12, 1907, V. P. Odintsov was appointed supernumerary resident at clinic of eye diseases of Moscow University. After 3 years - April 1, 1910, he became a consultant for eye diseases Moscow eye hospital, and January 1, 1911, V. P. Odintsov was  transferred to the position of full-time assistant in the clinic of eye diseases of Moscow University. In 1916 on the basis of the Eye clinic of Moscow University, V. P. Odintsov has defended the dissertation on topic "To the issue of emerging theories of sympathetic inflammation of the eye," degree of doctor of medicine.

October 25, 1917, V. P. Odintsov was passed among the privatdozent of the Department of eye diseases of Moscow University. Manifested over the years, pedagogical, organizational skills, research potential and extensive experience in ophthalmic surgery became the basis for the appointment of V. P. Odintsov, with a 1918  Director of the Eye clinic of the 1st Moscow medical Institute and head of the Department of ophthalmology at the Institute. Over the next 20 years V. P. Odintsov headed Eye clinic up to his death in 1938. From that time until 1984 Eye clinic of the 1st Moscow medical Institute was named after him.

In may 1925, V. P. Odintsov was invited to the first people's Commissar of health, Mr. Kuvatova as the head of the Ufa eye hospital, and then Director opened in 1926 Traumatologo research Institute. Trachomatous Institute became a centre for the training of doctors and nurses who  went to  towns and districts of the Republic to provide eye care. Eye detachments from the staff of the Institute in the summer went on areas to provide assistance to populations from different regions of the country to the city of Ufa were invited to  experienced ophthalmologists and young doctors, who in addition to the practical work he was engaged in scientific work.

Professor V. P. Odintsov with employees Traumatologo Institute, 1927.

V. P. Odintsov made a huge effort to equip the Institute of German equipment, so the equipment trachomatous Bashkir Institute was second only to Moscow and Leningrad clinics. Thus, the Professor has created all the conditions for the work of the Institute. Thus, we can confidently say that the V. P. O. is a person that is not only the founder of the Institute Traumatologo, but man, breathed life into Bashkir ophthalmology in both the medical and scientific fields.

In the period 1925-1928 V. P. Odintsov was the Director of the Institute Traumatologo, and then left for him the position of resident Advisor. While in Moscow, Professor V. P. Odintsov Moscow has repeatedly sent experts composed eye units in Bashkiria.

Special attention should be paid to scientific works of V. P. Odintsov. He worked on the creation of textbooks for students and professionals, was the founder and managing editor of the "Russian ophthalmological journal" (1922-1931 gg.), Chairman of the Society of eye doctors in Moscow. He also translated the articles of the famous German scientists on the Russian language.

Professor V. P. Odintsov went through all the stages of the career of a doctor: from country doctor to the head of one of the largest eye care institutions in Russia – the Eye clinic of the 1st Moscow University. Practical experience and organizational skills V. P. Odintsov contributed to the Foundation and formation of the Bashkir traumatologo Institute, whose team subsequently performed a primary task - to eliminate trachoma in the country. In tribute to his memory and on the occasion of the jubilee of Professor V. P. Odintsov in 2016 medal was established in his name, which  is the only in Russia and is awarded for significant achievements in ophthalmology. The first winner of the medal was Dr. H. Wollensak* who has made a significant contribution to the study and development of ophthalmology and has provided significant assistance in the search of documents, V. P., Odintsova during his study in Germany. Contribution  of Professor V. P. Odintsov in the creation of the Bashkir traumatologo Institute and the ophthalmology service of the Republic forever inscribed his name in the history of the Bashkir and Russian ophthalmology.