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June 1978

Microsurgery of the Anterior Segment of the Eye, vol 2, The Cornea: Optics & Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(6):1100. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050608033

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This text, the second volume of Microsurgery of the Anterior Segment of the Eye, expands the basic Principles and techniques described in the first volume, with special emphasis on optics and operations on the cornea. The author continues in his wellrecognized manner of lucid presentation combined with excellent illustrations.

The 14 chapters cover in detail practical information needed for corneal surgery. Beyond that, and probably even more importantly, the text contains innovative procedures and thoughts.

The first chapter contains the author's philosophy toward microsurgery and outlines the text to follow. The second chapter is, in my opinion, the best chapter of the book. It may well form the basis on which the great problem of high astigmatism after keratoplasty can be approached. A modern corneal surgeon may no longer be satisfied with merely a clear corneal transplant, but must minimize optical complications that reduce the quality of vision.

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