edited by R. Bruce Wallace III, MD, 240 pp, with illus, $110, ISBN
1-55642-460-4, Thorofare, NJ, Slack Inc, 2001.
Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001
Dr Wallace has edited a well-written, up-to-date text covering all aspects
of refractive cataract surgery and multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implants.
The beginning chapters are devoted to IOL calculations. The basics of ocular
biometry are well-discussed, though examples of actual scans would have better
facilitated the reader's understanding of the basic issues and potential sources
for error in the measurements. The chapters on implant calculations and lens
design and materials provide a thorough review and bibliography covering all
the essential issues. The chapter on anesthesia for cataract surgery is almost
exclusively limited to topical anesthesia, which has rapidly become the preferred
technique of most physicians practicing refractive cataract surgery. The chapters
on phacoemulsification technology and techniques are well described and supported,
with excellent diagrams and photographs. The chapter on reducing astigmatism
refers to "the following nomograms," which are not included and would be most
Refractive Cataract Surgery and Multifocal IOLs. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(8):1231-1232. doi: