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Two informational booklets about cataract and glaucoma have been recently published. These booklets will be extremely useful for both patients and the families of those afflicted by these conditions. Both booklets are clearly written and arranged in a logical format. They incorporate beautiful color illustrations throughout.
For My Patient: Cataract would take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to read. A brief introduction on "How the Eye Works," explains the structure and function of the eye in simple and easily understood terms. A discussion of the normal and cataractous lens follows. Symptoms caused by cataract are well described, and the process of cataract surgery (extracapsular cataract surgery) is discussed. Anterior chamber and posterior chamber intraocular lenses are pictured and described, and discussion of typical postoperative treatment of the patient with cataract is included. In addition, common complications of cataract surgery, including those induced by local anesthesia, are explained in nonthreatening terms.
Allingham RR. For My Patient: Cataract, 29 pp with illus, and For My Patient: Glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(5):613. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080170035014