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Encyclopedia > Svyatoslav Fyodorov

Svyatoslav Nikolayevich Fyodorov (Святослав Николаевич Фёдоров), (August 8, 1927-June 2, 2000) Russian ophthalmologist, eye microsurgeon, creator of Radial keratotomy technique, professor, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, politician.


Fyodorov was born in Proskurov (now Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine), graduated from Rostov Medical Institute, then worked as a practicing ophthalmologist in a small town in Rostov Oblast. In 1960 he performed the first in the Soviet Union intraocular lens replacement operation. In 1980 he became a head of Moscow Research Institute of Eye Microsurgery.


Fyodorov was a member of Congress of People's Deputies in 1989-1991. He was elected to the lower house of the Russian parlament Duma in 1993. He ran for president in 1996.


He died in a helicopter crash.


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Svyatoslav Nikolayevich Fyodorov (Russian: Святослав Николаевич Фёдоров; born August 8, 1927 – June 2, 2000) was a Russian ophthalmologist, eye microsurgeon, creator of radial keratotomy, professor, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and politician.
Fyodorov was born in Proskurov (now Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine), graduated from Rostov Medical Institute, then worked as a practicing ophthalmologist in a small town in Rostov Oblast.
Returning from an academic conference in 2000, Fyodorov died in the crash of his clinic's four-seater helicopter on the outskirts of Moscow.
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