Unfortunately, in this country, few mature, experienced ophthalmic surgeons have attempted the Ridley operation, and so there is practically no literature on it and the various modifications that have been proposed. We believe that we have had more success with this operation than others. . . . We discourage the operation in persons with bilateral cataracts and warn all patients that certain things may occur at the time of operation necessitating conversion to a conventional cataract extraction. We say that the objection that the acrylic lens will act as a foreign body has not been borne out by our experience.
A look at the past . . .. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(3):377. doi: