The Complicated Cataract: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Phacoemulsification Practice Handbook

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Slack, 2001 - Medical - 163 pages
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Ophthalmologists continue to confront difficult surgical situations, requiring practical surgical maneuvers to achieve a successful outcome. As phacoemulsification becomes the leading method of lens extraction around the world, the incidence of these difficult cases is steadily rising. The Complicated Cataract: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Practice Handbook is an intermediate phaco book with emphasis on special maneuvers and techniques. It is intended for surgeons who have basic phacoemulsification skills and face challenging situations in their daily practices.

The goal of this book is to provide the reader with an accessible way to quickly understand how to handle these difficult clinical situations successfully. The book is organized to allow the reader to rapidly refer to a relevant chapter when a challenging case is encountered. It is designed for use in the office while evaluating patients, as well as in the surgical suite. The modified outline format permits rapid consultation, allowing for easy reference.

General ophthalmologists, anterior segment surgeons, residents, fellows, and medical libraries-- anyone interested in expanding phacoemulsification skills-- will benefit from the user-friendly format of this book.

Some Features Include:

  • Relevant preoperative issues during cataract surgery in the presence of a compromised cornea.
  • Surgical Management of the small pupil.
  • Risk and complications of a dense cataract.
  • Surgical strategies and IOL choices for the pediatric cataract.
  • IOL power calculation after refractive surgery.

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About the author (2001)

Roberto Pineda II, MD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Bringham and Womens Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Alejandro Espaillat, MD
Espaillat Cabral Eye Institute
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Victor L. Perez, MD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts

Susannah G. Rowe, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

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