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January 1977

Cataract Surgery and Its Complications

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(1):165. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450010165021

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The fact that this book needed a second edition only four years after the first edition was published speaks for the popularity and importance of this work. There is no question that this is the most outstanding book on cataract operations that has appeared in the last decades. Nothing like this has been on the market since Kirby's books were published.

Dr Jaffe has done a yeoman's job and brought together a tremendous amount of information both from the literature and from his own vast experience concerned with the surgical techniques and the complications of this operation. In the first part of the book dealing with surgical techniques, the chapter on postoperative corneal astigmatism is quite sophisticated and based on the author's own calculations and observations. There is a new chapter on phakoemulsification contributed by Dr Charles D. Kelman. Of greatest interest is the chapter on intraocular lens implantation. Dr

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