Tadeusz Krwawicz

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Tadeusz Krwawicz
Born(1910-01-15)January 15, 1910
Lemberg, Austria-Hungary
DiedAugust 17, 1988(1988-08-17) (aged 78)
Lublin, Poland
CitizenshipAustria-Hungary, Poland
Alma materJan Kazimierz University
Known forCryothermic cataract extraction technique
Scientific career
InstitutionsJan Kazimierz University, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Medical University of Lublin

Tadeusz Krwawicz (January 15, 1910 – August 17, 1988) was a Polish ophthalmologist. He pioneered the use of cryosurgery in ophthalmology.[1][2] He was the first to describe a method of cataract extraction by cryoadhesion in 1961,[3][4][5] and to develop a probe by means of which cataracts can be grasped and extracted.[6]

The Tadeusz Krwawicz Gold Medal is awarded by the International Council of Ophthalmology Board every four years.[7]


  1. ^ A . Skłodowska, J. Szaflik. "Tadeusz Krwawicz - Distinguished Ophthalmologist and Polish Scientist (1910-1988)". Okulistyka. 4/2007. p. 9. Retrieved 2012-12-05..
  2. ^ (in Polish) A. Wróbel. Tadeusz Krwawicz (1910-1988). PAN Lublin. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  3. ^ A. C. B. Moleteno et al. "The 'Wits' Cryophake - a new principle in cryophake design". S.A. Medical Journal. 16 November 1968. p. 1201.
  4. ^ S. P. Amoils. "A cryothermic cataract extraction technique". S. A. Medical Journal. 10 September 1966. p. 797.
  5. ^ T. Gwilym Davies. "Intracapsular cataract extraction using low temperature". British Journal of Ophthalmology. 49, 137. 1965. p. 137.
  6. ^ G. Gorin. History of Ophthalmology. Publish or Perish Inc. 1982. p. 474.
  7. ^ ICO Board Announces 2012 Award Recipients. August 29, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-05..

External links[edit]

(in Polish) A. Wróbel. Tadeusz Krwawicz (1910-1988). PAN Lublin. Retrieved 2012-12-05.