Loris Rich photo

Remembering Loris Rich​

Every great cause needs a great patron, and the International Retinal Research Foundation has been fortunate in having two of the most generous. Dr. David Rich and his wife, Loris, were active in philanthropy for more than four decades, generously sharing their time and gifts throughout the Birmingham community. Before the incorporation of the International […]

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Charles D. Kelman portrait photo

Remembering Charles D. Kelman, M.D

In the medical and scientific world, Charles D. Kelman, MD was known as “the father of phacoemulsification,” inventor extraordinaire, and a visionary pioneer whose technological ideas propelled the practice of ophthalmology into the realm of precision surgery. A 20th century Renaissance man, Dr. Kelman approached his varied interests with equal exuberance. A talented musician, he […]

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Alston Callahan portrait painting

Remembering Alston Callahan, MD, FACS

Alston Callahan, MD was an established pioneer of ophthalmic plastic surgery, having been thrust into the forefront of reconstructive surgery of the eyes during World War II. As chief of the ophthalmology service at Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, one of the five United States General Hospitals that were designated as eye centers, he […]

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