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July 1987

Anterior Segment Surgery: IOLs, Lasers, and Refractive Keratoplasty

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(7):900-901. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060070036020

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Anterior segment surgery has been a "hot topic" in ophthalmology in recent years. Since 1982, over 48 books, as well as innumerable journal articles, conferences, and articles in "throwaway" format, have been devoted to that topic. Appropriately, then, the authors raise the issue in their preface, stating that "one might question why another book on anterior segment surgery is needed."

Having enlisted the contributions of 82 coauthors, the editors have organized a textbook of anterior segment surgery that concentrates on cataract surgery and puts particular emphasis on intraocular lenses, lasers, and refractive keratoplasty. The book traces the evolution of cataract surgery and includes extensive discussions of the intraocular lens and its structure, evolution, and current status. Twenty pages are devoted to anterior chamber intraocular lenses, 47 to posterior chamber intraocular lenses, and 20 to secondary intraocular lenses. Alternatives to intraocular lenses, including refractive corneal surgery, are then discussed, as are

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