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March 1979

Cataracts: Proceedings of the Paul Boeder International Symposium

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(3):564. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010300027

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Symposia and instruction courses in cataract surgery are probably the most common educational offerings listed in the advertising sections of ophthalmic journals these days. A recent issue of the Archives, for example, lists four such courses. The essential thrust of most of these is to teach one a specific technique of cataract extraction and/or to instruct the student in the insertion of intraocular lenses. In recent years there have been very few presentations or publications on the preoperative evaluation of visual function and the problems of postoperative refraction. In this volume, which is the proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Iowa in November 1975, these subjects are given due consideration and thought. As might be expected from a program dedicated in honor of Paul Boeder, the program was of the highest quality, with presentations largely factual and, with one or two exceptions, very little of the "here

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