Plastic Lens, A Success!

On this day, March 18th, inĀ 1952, Dr. Warren S. Reese was the surgeon. An ophthalmologist at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Dr. Reese was the first American to successfully implant an acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) into a cataract patient.

Today, cataract removal is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States with a success rate of nearly 98 percent.

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