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Book and Software Review
July 2002

Intraocular Lenses in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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edited by Dimitri T. Azar, MD, 330 pp, with illus, $225, ISBN 0-7216-8699-0, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2001.


Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(7):1003-1004. doi:

Intraocular Lenses in Cataract and Refractive Surgery provides a useful addition to the reference library of the cataract surgeon, especially the young ophthalmologist-in-training and the practicing surgeon wishing to fine-tune or update her or his techniques.

This book is a handy reference that will help eye surgeons to better understand principles and technical subtleties of the various cataract and intraocular lens (IOL) procedures now in vogue. The prime focus of the text is not on IOLs per se, but rather, on the surgical techniques that each author deems most useful to safely implant them. They focus on clinical indications and implantation techniques required for the numerous IOL types and models in use today. General descriptions of these IOLs are provided, but in general, this is not a text that the surgeon would primarily use to evaluate the fine points of various IOL designs and biomaterials. For this, other sources need to be consulted.

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