Laser Refractive Eye Surgery
Medical, Health Informatics and Computational Biology Accomplishment | 1981
Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
What we accomplished: Pioneered use of excimer lasers for surgical applications, most notably laser refractive surgery to correct vision.
Related links: LASIK Wikipeda
Image credit: IBM Smarter Planet Blog (l. to r.): Blum, Wynne, Srinivasan