5th ed, by Paul S. Koch, MD, 240 pp, $65, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Inc, 1997.
The textbook Simplifying Phacoemulsification: Safe and Effective Methods for Cataract Surgery is an excellent resource for ophthalmologists-in-training and novice cataract surgeons. Each step of the cataract surgical process is described in detail, beginning from the moment the patient arrives on the day of surgery. This textbook is full of helpful ideas that will make cataract surgery more efficient, and the last 2 chapters in the book describe how the author has implemented these ideas. Each chapter concludes with a section titled, "What to do when you don't get what you want." These are full of troubleshooting solutions to commonly encountered problems. The reader is encouraged to learn from the author's years of experience at resolving intraoperative and postoperative complications.
Simplifying Phacoemulsification: Safe and Effective Methods for Cataract Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(7):969. doi: