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The symposium on cataracts, held by the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology in 1964, must have been as interesting a meeting as that held in 1957. Enzymatic zonulolysis and the use of high magnification for intraocular surgery are thoroughly analyzed, but little mention is made of cryoextraction. The older problems of congenital cataracts, surgical technique, wound healing, and the complications of cataract extraction are reevaluated.
Both the individual presentations and the lively round table discussions contain much useful information. McDonald reports on congenital cataracts, McCaslin discusses complicated cataracts and their surgery, and McLean gives, in detail, his surgical technique for cataract extraction. Zonulolysis and high magnification for cataract extraction are described by Troutman, who, with Willard, reports on the management of the aphakic patient. The complications of cataract extraction, their prevention, and their management are discussed by Boyd, Christensen, and Irvine, Jr.
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Regan EF. Symposium on Cataracts: Transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.. Arch Ophthalmol. 1966;75(4):583. doi:10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050585030