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March 1995

Intraocular Lenses: Basics and Clinical Applications

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(3):268. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100030022012

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After a hiatus of several years, there are now a number of quality intraocular lens textbooks available. The authors of this monograph have a wealth of knowledge and a vast amount of experience inserting and managing the problems created by intraocular lenses. The volume is published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, Calif, a reliable source of valuable "basics" textbooks.

As the subtitle Basics and Clinical Applications suggests, this text provides excellent coverage of intraocular lenses. More specifically, the authors accomplish their goals as stated in the preface:

Our aim is to provide ophthalmologists with enough information about materials, manufacture, styles, methods, results, potential pitfalls, and comparative data to enable reasonably intelligent decisions about when and when not to implant a lens, what techniques have shown promise, and which lens styles work best in what circumstances.... [W]e hope readers, when finished, will be able to sort through the

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