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November 1989

Cataracts: Transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology

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Newton, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(11):1578. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020656019

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For many ophthalmologists, reading Cataracts will be like sitting down for a conversation with an old friend. Old experiences are reexamined and discussed and new information is added to previous knowledge. This volume summarizes the experiences of the 36th Annual Session of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, held in February 1987. Its format consists of 27 original chapters covering almost all aspects of cataract surgery, ranging from preoperative evaluation to techniques of intraocular lens removal. Some of the most interesting information in the book is conveyed in the panel discussions following some of the chapters, in which experienced surgeons compare their approaches concerning topics such as implant removal and management of intraocular lens complications. Numerous photographs and illustrations enhance the written texts.

"... like sitting down for a conversation with an old friend."

Because information is disseminated so rapidly these days, the Academy's intent to reflect "cataracts in the nineties"

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