The effect of cataracts and cataract surgery on Claude Monet.

  title={The effect of cataracts and cataract surgery on Claude Monet.},
  author={Anna Maria Gruener},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  volume={65 634},
  • A. Gruener
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • Medicine, Art
  • The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
The French impressionist Claude Monet (1840–1926) is best remembered for the iconic paintings of his garden and water lily pond in Giverny (Figures 1 & 2). In his 60s, Monet started to develop bilateral age-related cataracts (or nuclear sclerosis), which would eventually affect his work dramatically. In 1913, Monet travelled to London to consult the German ophthalmologist Richard Liebreich, who had been appointed chair of ophthalmology at St Thomas’ Hospital. Interestingly, Liebreich himself… 
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