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July 1979

Current Concepts in Cataract Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(7):1373. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020097029

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Abstract

This well-prepared and illustrated volume contains the edited presentations delivered at the Cataract Surgical Congress of 1977. The book was published at the same time that the Cataract Surgical Congress of 1978 was held in Houston. For didactic reasons, the organizers of the Cataract Surgical Congress selected a format of short, four-minute presentations, often utilizing simultaneous double and triple film projections. The fast pace, supported by a well-established panel of experts, permitted 197 "talks" to be delivered during the four days. This audiovisual feast is difficult to compress into a book, particularly since cataract surgery is a personalized, emotion-laden, and prejudice-spiked lifeline for many ophthalmologists. There is a definite place for this exchange of information and it needs to be available for armchair perusal after the fact. Don't expect well-balanced and reasoned expositions or pontifications. Not much stands for long the challenge of creative surgeons supported by innovative manufacturers of

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