History of Cataract
THE FIRST CATARACT SURGERY WITH ARTIFICIAL IMPLANT WAS PERFORMED IN THE UK
The Man who created the first ever implant
Mr. Harold Ridley
The Ridley Intraocular Lens (IOL) was the first ever implant used in humans. Sir Harold Ridley (10th July 1906 – 25th May 2001) pioneered intraocular lens surgery for cataract patients working in London in the 1950s. He was subsequently knighted for his achievements.