Choices in Cataract Surgery
Since Sir Harold Ridley implanted the first intraocular lens on November 29, 1949, at St Thomas Hospital in London, there have been incredible advances both in intraocular lenses and how cataract surgery is performed. Today, regardless where you go in this country, the removal of the cataract is performed in much the same way and the choice of the exact method of cataract removal is best left to the surgeon you choose. He or she will choose the best method for you and the method with which they are most skilled. Your choice comes into play when it comes to what kind of lens to have implanted in your eye.