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Raphael S. Bloch, M.D. has been a practicing physician for 40 years and is on the teaching faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He has served as the chief of ophthalmology at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Ga. and Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Dr. Bloch has written chapters published in Clinical Ophthalmology, Compendium of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Technology, and Current Ocular Therapy. His society memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. When not engaged in professional practice, Bloch enjoys travel, figure skating, and the study of foreign languages. He and his wife, Dorothy, live in Stamford, Connecticut.