Monday, October 24, 2016

My ol' pappy use to say...

If at first you don't succeed... keep on sucking till you do succeed
A story about my Dad and the guy that went on to invent LASIK Eye Surgery
If you google KOPF VITROPHAGE PEYMAN  you are going to see an early patent that was made with my fathers business and
Now this was the first patent developed by Dr Gholam A. Peyman in conjunction with my father David Kopf. It was for an instrument called a Vitrophage. Who's purpose was to remove cataracts from the eye. This was an advanced piece of equipment for it's time.  It mechanically was feed in to the side of the eye. it was the size of a horse injection. It was controlled by the doctors hand and chopped up the cataract into small pieces, vacuumed them out and replaced the particle with an equal amount of fluid. Sounds scary right? Like Doctor McCoy on Star Trek said of primitive medical equipment. Dr Gholam A Peyman went on to develop over 145 patents. He was recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States, President Obama in 2013.

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