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This book is an exciting operative atlas and update service. It contains sections covering important surgical procedures in the areas of cataract, glaucoma, cornea, ocular motility, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lasers. Each section is subdivided into chapters, and at the end of every chapter abstracts from important ophthalmic articles are presented with comments from the authors. These abstracts are excellent additions to the text. The book is enriched by the expertise of the contributors, and is nicely illustrated with clear diagrams. The section on retinal surgery, however, does not cover major surgical procedures and is limited to the management of penetrating ocular injuries, retinoblastoma, and lasers.
"The authors have provided easy-to-follow descriptions of the surgical procedures..."
The first section on cataract surgery covers general, regional, retrobulbar, and peribulbar anesthesia. Phaco-emulsification and intracapsular and extracapsular cataract extraction techniques are illustrated very well. The management of complications of these procedures is
Azar D. Ophthalmic Surgery (Looseleaf and Update Service). Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(5):626. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080050040022