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August 1964

Intra-Ocular Lenses and Implants.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(2):292. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020292028

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We in this country for various reasons, some of which are beyond our control, have been backward in evaluating the status of intraocular lenses so that most of the original work has come out of European centers. The present monograph by Mr. Choyce was developed from a thesis submitted for a Master's degree. It is the most comprehensive work which has been published on the subject and merits close scrutiny by all those working in the field. Of interest are the author's contraindications to the procedure, particularly "if a patient's ocular problem can be solved by spectacles or contact lenses then there is obviously no need to consider the insertion of an implant." Rigorously interpreted this would drastically limit the number of patients who would be suitable candidates for implants. After a review of the materials employed, types and modifications of current implants, and the optics and manufacturing problems involved,

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