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April 1993

Color Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery: Cataracts

Author Affiliations

Baltimore, Md

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(4):446. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090040038022

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As with other books in the Color Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery series, this book on cataract surgery is beautifully illustrated and clearly written. The authors have allocated the first 50 pages of the book to the preoperative evaluation, calculating the intraocular lens power, informing the patient, planning the intraocular lens (including selection of intraocular lens type and power), choosing the method of anesthesia, and preparing for surgery. In the first six chapters, all aspects of the preoperative workup of a patient undergoing cataract surgery are discussed in great detail.

"A very well-illustrated, clearly written textbook..."

In their description of the various cataract procedures, the authors elect to discuss the most current procedure (phacoemulsification) first, while covering extracapsular and intracapsular cataract extraction in two later chapters. The chapter on phacoemulsification is up to date and discusses the authors' preferred methods of surgery as well as some useful variations, such as the

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