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May 1977

Intraocular Lenses

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(5):899. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450050177029

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This small volume presents a refreshing approach to a topic that irks or spurs many ophthalmologists. The presentations are transcripts from the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Symposium on Intraocular Lenses. The subject is well structured and includes a crisp historical review by Wilensky; indications for implantation that are personalized by Jaffe; surgical techniques by Choyce, Drews, Galin, and Jaffe, whereby Choyce's part commands most interest because of the seeming simplicity with which his Mark VIII anterior chamber lens can be implanted and because of the transparency of his presentation, which enlightens the reader about his implant philosophy. Galin also contributes a chapter on power determination that relies on van der Heijde's formulation for a slide rule Biometer. Complications are frankly discussed by the aforementioned authors, Choyce explaining in detail his keratoprosthesis. Twenty percent of the text is devoted to discussion remarks, with many pearls strewn throughout. Individual

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