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June 1990

New Microsurgical Concepts II: Cornea, Posterior Segment, External Microsurgery

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Brookline, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(6):791-792. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070080033027

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This book records the proceedings of the International Ophthalmic Microsurgical Study Group, which met in May 1988. Thirty-eight reports from four continents are presented. Most of the reports are quite short and only give an overview of a particular topic. Ample references allow the reader to pursue his or her interests in greater depth.

The book is divided into five sections: technical concepts, external diseases, posterior segment, cataract and glaucoma, and cornea.

New materials from the laboratory of Jean-Marie Parel (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Fla) are presented in the first section, such as injectable siloxanes for replacing the lens in endocapsular cataract surgery with preservation of accommodation (in primates) and biodegradable implants for retinal detachment surgery. Other reports in the first section discuss motorized techniques for lamellar keratoplasty and new accessories for the operating microscope.

Suzanne Veronneau-Troutman opens the second section with a presentation of how and why she

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