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May 1979


Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(5):988-989. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010518042

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The book contains the personal accounts of several implant surgeons with extensive experience. It includes material that is not otherwise available. The descriptions are detailed and explicit. The design criteria for intraocular lenses are included, as well as surgical modifications that reveal an ongoing in-depth analysis of the procedures by their proponents. The chapter on the molecular basis of implant material is well prepared and enlightening. The management of secondary implants and the results of pseudophakos in children are presented with caution. P. Choyce reviews his preferred technique for intraocular lens implantation, which is as follows: general anesthesia, no microscope, Graefe's section, implantation of a Mark VIII lens—its feet resting snugly in the chamber angle—and sutures for closure through superficial tissue layers; vitreous loss is not a deterrent for implantation. This description of the favorite technique of a widely emulated surgeon is revealing and humbling. Dr Jaffe used a

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