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September 1959

Les Cataractes congénitales.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1959;62(3):537. doi:10.1001/archopht.1959.04220030193028

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This beautifully illustrated text encompasses all that is known about congenital cataracts. It is comparable in its scope to the old German "Handbuch," or handbook, and is to be used as a reference work.

The book starts with a survey of the embryology and anatomy of the lens. This is followed by a very complete documentation of all forms of congenital cataract, both with and without congenital lesions in the body, including the many so-called syndromes. Various causes of congenital cataract, such as viruses, toxic and endocrinologic factors, and radiation cataract, are given consideration.

The treatment of congenital cataract is considered, and such important questions as when to operate and what type of procedure to use are well discussed. François writes in a very clear and easy style, so that anyone with a smattering of French should have no trouble reading it. There is an excellent bibliography at the end

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