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October 1970

The New Report on Cataract Surgery: Proceedings of the First Biennial Cataract Surgical Congress.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(4):553-554. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040555038

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If there is one thing on which all ophthalmologists consider themselves experts, cataract surgery is that thing. Whenever two, three, or more eye cutters are gathered together in the name of science or sociability and conversation flags, the topic is fated to turn eventually to "this is how I do it" or "this is what happened in my last 1,000 cataract extractions." These cases are always recent, although actual time intervals remain unspecified. Complications are invariably few, inevitably fascinating, and occasionally fortuitous. Visual results, in spite of complications, are surprisingly good.

Until recently, no one had thought of organizing a large-scale taurine session, recording verbatim and publishing the collective experiences of a number of not only self-styled but acknowledged experts on cataract surgery. The present volume is said to be the first but is sure not to be the last rendition of such a session. Its format is refreshing; its

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