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September 1996

Cataract Surgery: Technique, Complications & Management

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Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(9):1163. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140365037

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Cataract surgery has been at the center of some of the most revolutionary advances in ophthalmic surgery in the past 3 decades. Unfortunately, current texts on the subject have not kept pace with all these advances or are limited to a specific technique and new equipment. Dr Steinert has compiled a comprehensive book with the aid of 6 other renowned cataract surgeons/associate editors and 38 authoritative authors. They have written a book that has something for every cataract surgeon.

The text has been logically divided into 8 parts, commencing with the evaluation of the patient and surgical preparation and ending with future trends and innovations. There are also short sections on extracapsular techniques and intraocular lenses, as well as very substantive and thorough discussions on phacoemulsification, special techniques, and the management of complications.

Particular strengths of Cataract Surgery include the use of tables to highlight the important information, superb line

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