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October 1976

The Intraocular Lens in Perspective

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(10):1814. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040588030

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This monograph contains selected papers and discussions from a symposium held in San Diego, Calif. The papers are quite short and to the point. The first two papers are concerned with certain optical aspects of cataract spectacle lenses and the next two papers deal with the advantages and disadvantages of correcting aphakia with a hard or a soft contact lens.

The other papers and the discussion center around intraocular lenses. There is considerable discrepancy in the opinions of the various surgeons, and, in general, one has the impression that the surgeons from the East Coast are more conservative and cautious, whereas those from the West Coast are more radical and aggressive. Most of the surgeons, however, keep their cool and review the entire problem with a reasonable objectiveness. Only a few would be so rash as to put an intraocular lens into the eye of a child.

Obviously, many of

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