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December 1986

Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(12):1760-1761. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050240034028

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The authors have intended this book to serve as a surgical manual for ophthalmic surgeons who are just beginning or who are modifying or converting techniques.

It is a short book with many photographs and illustrations. The chapters cover general principles, intracapsular extraction, extracapsular extraction, lensectomy, intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma, cataract surgery, and postoperative complications.

"The text is easily readable within two hours."

Each subject is treated in a brief, informal, outlined format. Pearls, cautions, and reminders are included in the text in appropriate places. All topics related to general cataract surgery are touched on. The text is easily readable within two hours.

However, the book has the following shortcomings:

  1. Its length allows only one technique to be outlined for each procedure.

  2. Extensive details are lacking for the serious student.

  1. The photographs do not always have adequate clarity and magnification.

  2. The techniques, instruments, and philosophies (indications

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