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Kelman, Charles D. (1930–2004)

  • By: Luca Prono
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Charles D. Kelman was an American ophthalmologist who contributed to the development of cataract surgery with the introduction of phacoemulsification (the Greek prefix “phakos” refers to the lentil shape of the lens) in 1967. This procedure, in which the lens clouded ...

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