from ArchOpht - 01 Nov 13
Melvin G. Alper, MD, died on February 23, 2013, at the age of 91 years after several disabling episodes of cerebrovascular disease. Dr Alper grew up in the small town of Wytheville in the south Virginia piedmont. He attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate as well as medical study, receiving his medical degree in 1945. After an internship, he obtained 2 years of residency training in general surgery, experience that he found useful later for his special interest in orbital disease.