This book is an overview of cataract surgery and is targeted toward
ophthalmology residents and novice cataract surgeons. It is divided into 3
parts: a section dealing with routine cataract surgery, a section on complications,
and a section addressing medicolegal matters. The routine cataract surgery
section has a comprehensive table on preoperative signs that may identify
patients with an increased risk of surgical complications. It also has a detailed
section on anesthesia, including different techniques of anesthesia and possible
anesthetic complications. I was surprised to see the recommendation of 10%
neosynephrine given 4 times in the preoperative regimen, without a precaution
concerning systemic hypertension.
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