Dr. M. Elliott Randolph, a retired ophthalmologist who taught at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical School for many years and performed its first corneal transplant, died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at Keswick.
A memorial service for Dr. Randolph, who was 86, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Charles Street and Melrose Avenue.
He retired from practice in 1982. The eye doctor's many patients had included members of the Colts and Orioles.
He performed the first corneal transplant at the Wilmer institute as its senior resident in 1937.
He also wrote a history of the institute with Dr. Robert M. Welch, a former student and fellow staff member at Hopkins, now retired as chairman of the ophthalmology department at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Welch described him as "a true gentleman of the old school" in his dealings with both his patients and his colleagues.