by Barry S. Seibel, MD, 400 pp, with illus, $149.95, ISBN 1-55642-688-7, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Inc, 2005.
Cataract extraction by phacoemulsification is a delicate and unforgiving surgery. It has come a long way over the last 35 years, but the additional tools available to today’s surgeons require a better understanding of machines and their controls than ever before. In reading the fourth edition of “Phacodynamics: Mastering the Tools and Techniques of Phacoemulsification Surgery,” by Barry S. Seibel, MD, I was continuously impressed by how seemingly complex ideas and technical details were explained clearly and succinctly. Having read (and owned) the second edition of this book, I was also impressed by the additional information contained within. Unlike the third edition, which was a small rewrite, this edition presents much additional information in the same clear and concise style, employing the now well-known cartoons.
Phacodynamics: Mastering the Tools and Techniques of Phacoemulsification Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(12):1762. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.12.1762-a