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Book and Software Review
September 2005

Phaco Chop: Mastering Techniques, Optimizing Technology, and Avoiding Complications

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edited by David F. Chang, MD; 288 pp, with illus, $159.95, ISBN 1-55642-679-8, Thorofare, NJ, Slack Inc, 2004.


Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(9):1286-1287. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.9.1286-b

A review of Phaco Chop: Mastering Techniques, Optimizing Technology, and Avoiding Complications, edited and cowritten by Dr Chang, can be summarized as follows: I enjoyed reviewing this book and learned a lot from it!

This book, a collaborative effort by the editor and Skip Nichamin, MD, Randall Olson, MD, and Barry Seibel, MD, is based on the very popular American Academy of Ophthalmology course, “Learning Phaco Chop: Pearls and Pitfalls.” The aim of the book is not only to duplicate the material learned in the course but also to expand on it in a way that one cannot accomplish in a 2-hour course. It builds on the surgical innovation of Kunihiro Nagahara, MD, in a systematic fashion, providing guidance for surgeons of all skill levels and experience.

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