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April 1964

Modern Advances in Cataract Surgery.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(4):602. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010618038

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In the preface the author states that this is a practical book for the practicing ophthalmic surgeon and that it is an attempt to condense the wide and often conflicting literature which so often confuses the average reader. The author does this well, stating the ideas of the proponents and antagonists of various theories and then adds his own comment which is most useful. The surgeon will find discussed most of the problems and complications which are apt to arise in cataract surgery. In addition, a short chapter on anterior chamber lenses by Professor Strampelli is inserted, although Dr. Fasanella states that he does not recommend the use of these implants at the present time. Professor Meyer-Schwickerath briefly discusses the use of light coagulation in the prevention and treatment of the complications of cataract surgery. Professor Krwawicz describes his technique of cryo cataract extraction which has recently received some attention

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