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Post Info TOPIC: artifical lenses as early as 1960


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Date: Thu Jun 2 1:05 AM, 2005
artifical lenses as early as 1960

It is interesting to read that Prof. Fyodorov, mentor to Prof. Lombardi and developer of radial keratomy, as early as 1960 developed an artificial crystalline lens. And was the also the first to carry out an operation to implant an artificial lens. Fyodorov was dismissed from his job over a conflict with the director his medical Branch and his studies were declared to be unscientific. He was reinstated in his job following the publication of an article in the newspaper, Izvestia.

In 1967 he was transferred to Moscow and appointed the head of the Chair of Eye Diseases and the Laboratory for the Implantation of Artificial Lenses at the 3rd Moscow Medical Institute. In 1969 he started research into the implantation of artificial cornea. In 1973 for the first time in the world he developed and carried out an operation to treat glaucoma at an early stage (the method of scleroplastics which subsequently gained international recognition).
It seems that world medicine is finally starting to catch up with this man well ahead of his time.


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