The editors of this monograph begin the book by asking, why do we need
yet another book on cataract surgery? They answer that this book is different,
since it anticipates the future by including chapters on laser photolysis,
electromagnetic technique, and endocapsular vortex emulsification. Recent
innovations in the design of intraocular lenses (IOLs) (multifocal and toric
lenses) are the subjects of other chapters. The history of IOLs is described
in a chapter beginning with the work of Harold Ridley in 1949. Other topics
are the human lens, patient evaluation, classification of cataracts, phacoemulsification,
surgical complications, astigmatism, and capsular tension rings.
Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses: A 21st-Century Perspective, 2nd ed. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(7):1002–1003. doi:
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