Outstanding Person of Ukraine
In 2005 the National Bank of Ukraine released into circulation a coin, value of two hryvnia, with the image of the V.P .Filatov - known ophthalmologist, surgeon, founder of the national scientific school of ophthalmologists, dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the birth of the academician Vladimir Petrovich Filatov.
The coin is 31 mm in diameter ,weight 12,8g and struck in copper-nickel by National Bank of Ukraine.
On the 23rd of November the Academic Council of the Filatov Institute made a decision to memorize the founder and the first director of the Institute. There appeared a new frontal sign “Research institute of eye diseases and tissue therapy named after academician V.P.Filatov”. And his study was reconstructed as a study-museum of the academician Vladimir Filatov where everything is as it was when he was alive.
Today Museum and Exhibition Complex named after Vladimir Filatov includes Study-museum of the academician Vladimir Filatov in the main building, the Memorial House-museum in 53, Frantsuzkyi Bulvar, the house in which he lived. Also it includes the Museum, located on the first floor of the laboratory building. The Museum owns a unique exhibition devoted to the life and work of the great scientist-ophthalmologist academician V.P. Filatov as well as to development of Odessa School of Ophthalmology and ophthalmic science. The exposition contains unique photographs, manuscripts, letters, rare editions, personal items and paintings of Vladimir Filatov.
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