Sir Harold Ridley FRS
(1906-2001)

Died aged c. 95

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

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inventor of intraocular lens

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

St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom where they worked

Inventor of the intraocular lens whose vision has renewed the sight of millions. Pioneer eye and cataract surgeon Sir Nicholas Harold Lloyd Ridley was born here on 10th July 1906

Little Lebanon, 70 Leicester Road, Kibworth Harcourt, United Kingdom where they was born (1906)