Nicholas Harold Lloyd Ridley and intraocular lens black plaque in London

The first intraocular lens for the treatment of cataract was implanted by Mr. Harold Ridley FRS at St. Thomas' Hospital on 8th February 1950

Sir Nicholas Harold Lloyd Ridley (10 July 1906, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire – 25 May 2001, Salisbury, Wiltshire) was an English ophthalmologist who invented the intraocular lens and pioneered intraocular lens surgery for cataract patients.

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