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May 1988

Manual of Common Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(5):594. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130648015

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As stated in the preface, this book is a collection, initiated by the late Dr Phelps, of surgical techniques frequently used in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. It is arranged into 27 short chapters, each of which describes, in stepwise fashion and often accompanied by simple line drawings, a single approach to a surgical procedure. The description of the procedure is preceded by sections entitled "Goals and Principles" and "Preoperative Management." Each chapter concludes with a short section on postoperative management. This is a multiauthored book that covers basic surgical and laser techniques of all subspecialty areas. Dr Kolder states that this book should be used as a "guide to develop appropriate, initial steps for your own, individualized techniques" and as a "refresher when operating less frequently."

"... the coverage is sufficient to serve as a starting point or as a refresher..."

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