Charles Kelman Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Charles Kelman (Charles David Kelman)

Last Updated: 26 Feb, 2023 | Views: 306

Age: 74

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Inventor, Surgeon, Jazz Musician, Ophthalmologist

Famous For: Inventing phacoemulsification as well as other surgical techniques and instruments

Higher Education: University of Geneva (M.D.)

Charles Kelman Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
23 May, 1930 (74 Years 9 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District

Birth Sign


Died on
01 Jun, 2004

Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Charles Kelman Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):  

Charles Kelman is a well-known American ophthalmologist, credited with inventing cataract surgery. His invention of the phacoemulsification technique, a surgical technique that uses ultrasound to fragment and remove a cataract from the eye, is what made him most famous. 

Charles Kelman Early Life and Education:

Charles Kelman was born in New York in 1930. After attending Brooklyn College, he obtained his medical degree from Belgium's University of Leuven.

Charles Kelman Career and Achievements:

After completing his medical education, Kelman came back to the country and started an ophthalmology practise. He started experimenting with novel methods for cataract surgery, which at the time required a significant incision and a protracted recuperation period, in the 1960s.

The phacoemulsification procedure, invented by Kelman in 1967, involves breaking up the cataract with a microscopic probe and sucking it out of the eye. With a smaller incision and a shorter recovery period than conventional cataract surgery, the treatment represented a substantial advancement.

The field of cataract surgery was revolutionised by Kelman's approach, which first faced resistance from the medical community. Later, he created more advancements in ophthalmology, such as the use of lasers in some treatments.

Charles Kelman Later Life and Legacy:

Throughout his career, Kelman kept up his medical practise and taught at several colleges. At the age of 74, he passed away in Boca Raton, Florida, on June 1st, 2004.

Charles Kelman Contribution

Many patients' lives all across the world have been made better by Kelman's contributions to ophthalmology, which have had a long-lasting effect on the discipline. The most used method for cataract surgery today is phacoemulsification, and Kelman's legacy continues to spur advancement in the area of ophthalmology.

Charles Kelman Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 185 cm
In Meters 1.85 m
In feet & Inches 6'1"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Charles Kelman Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
David Kelman

Mother's Name
Not Known

Joan Kelman

Not Known

Ruth Dorfman

Evan, Jason, Seth

Not Known

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