Inventor of multifocal intraocular lens got to experience his own invention

Bill Isaacson, inventor of the multifocal intraocular lens, got to experience his invention following cataract surgery by Trinity Health ophthalmologist Darrell Williams, MD.

If you’re an older adult, you may recall a time when cataract surgery meant a hospital stay and having to wear “coke bottle” glasses. The super-thick lenses were the only means of bringing one’s world into focus after a natural lens was removed.

Today, intraocular lenses (IOLs) and other technological advancements have revolutionized cataract surgery. The outpatient procedure is now one of the most common surgeries in the world and successful, offering patients a 98 percent chance of regaining much-improved vision.

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