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Cataract Surgery

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Extensively revised, this state-of-the-art 3rd edition of Cataract Surgery offers new perspectives and cutting-edge coverage of the rapidly evolving field of cataract surgery. Roger F. Steinert, MD, along with a who’s who of top international experts, delivers comprehensive clinical coverage of the latest surgical techniques, principles, and pearls, as well as expert advice on preoperative assessment and how to avoid and manage complications. Detailed discussions on today’s hot topics such as aspheric and presbyopia IOL, phacoemulsification, and more, keep you at the forefront of this burgeoning field. And, more than 1050 illustrations and online videos of cataract procedures give you step-by-step visual guidance. Plus, with Expert Consult functionality, you’ll have easy access to the full text online at



Published: October 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0883-3


  • Part I. Evaluation

    1 The Pathology of Cataracts, Terrence S. Spencer, MD and Nick Mamalis, MD

    2 Surgical Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pathogenesis, and Classification of Cataracts, Leo T. Chylack Jr., MD

    3 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient with Visually Significant Cataract, Samuel Masket, MD and Shaleen Belani, MD

    4 IOL Power Calculation, Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD, FACS

    Part II Preparation

    5 IOL Power Calculations after Refractive Surgery, Li Wang, MD, PhD and Douglas D. Koch, MD

    6. Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVD): Physical Characteristics, Clinical Applications, and Complications, Stephen S. Lane, MD and Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

    7. The Phaco Machine: The Physical Principles Guiding Its Operation, William J. Fishkind, MD, FACS, Thomas F. Neuhann, MD Roger F. Steinert, MD

    8 Retrobulbar and Peribulbar Anesthesia for Cataract Surgery, Robert C. Hamilton, MB, BCh, FRCPC

    9 Topical Intracameral Anesthesia, Alan S. Crandall, MD

    Part III Extracapsular Cataract Extraction

    10 Extracapsular Cataract Surgery: Indications and Techniques, Jared Emery, MD and Roger F. Steinert, MD

    11 Small Incision Cataract Surgery in Underdeveloped Countries, Geoffrey Tabin, MA, MD

    Part IV Phacoemulsification

    12 Prophylactic Preoperative Preparation and Operative Measures for Control of Infection, Inflammation and Intraocular Pressure, Samuel Masket, MD and Shaleen Belani, MD

    13 Incision Construction, I. Howard Fine, MD, Richard S. Hoffman, MD and Mark Packer, MD, FACS

    14 Capsulorrhexis, Thomas F. Neuhann, MD

    15 Hydrodissection and Hydrodelineation, I. Howard Fine, MD, Richard S. Hoffman, MD and Mark Packer, MD, FACS

    16 Principles of Nuclear Phacoemulsification, Howard V. Gimbel, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS

    17 Phaco Chop, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    18 Tilt and Tumble Phacoemulsification: Coaxial and Bimanual, Elizabeth A. Davis, MD, FACS, Dennis C. Lu, MD, David R. Hardten, MD, FACS and Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

    19 Biaxial Phacoemulsification, H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD

    20 Microcoaxial Phacoemulsification with Torsional Ultrasound, Robert H. Osher, MD

    Part V Special Techniques for Cataract Extraction

    21 Phacoemulsification in the Presence of a Small Pupil, I. Howard Fine, MD, Mark Packer, MD, FACS and Richard S. Hoffman, MD

    22 Combined Cataract Implant and Filtering Surgery, John S. Cohen, MD, Anup K. Khatana, MD and Robert H. Osher, MD

    23 Combined Cataract Extraction and Corneal Transplantation, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    24 Surgical Management of Astigmatism, Mitchell P. Weikert, MD, Li Wang, PhD and Douglas D. Koch, MD

    25 Cataract Surgery in Uveitis Patients, Michael B. Raizman, MD

    26 Surgical Management of Pediatric Cataracts and Aphakia, Howard V. Gimbel, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS, Brian M. DeBroff, MD, FACS, Jennifer A Dunbar, MD and Bharti R. Nihalani, MD

    27 Intumescent Cataract, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    28 Dense Brunescent Cataract, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    29 Capsule Tension Rings and Segments, Robert J. Cionni, MD

    30 Techniques and Principles of Surgical Management for the Traumatic Cataract, Michael E. Snyder, MD and Robert H. Osher, MD

    31 Iris Repair, Michael E. Snyder, MD, Roger F. Steinert, MD, Christopher Khng, MD and Scott E. Burk, MD, PhD

    32 High Myopia, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    33 Nanophthalmos, Relative Anterior Microphthalmos, and Axial Hyperopi, Richard K. Parrish, II, MD, Kendall Donaldson, MD, Marianne B. Mellem Kairala, MD and Richard J. Simmons, MD

    34 Cataract Surgery in the Presence of Other Ocular Comorbidities, Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima, MD

    Part VI Intraocular Lenses

    35 The Evolution of the Intraocular Lens, Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD, FACS

    36 PMMA IOLs, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

    37 Foldable Intraocular Lenses, Edge Design, and Aspheric Optics, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    38 Presbyopia Correcting Intraocular Lenses, Roger F. Steinert, MD, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD and David F. Chang, MD

    39 The Correction of Astigmatism During Cataract Surgery with Toric IOLs, Stephen S. Lane, MD and David F. Chang, MD

    40 Intraocular Lens Spectral Filtering, Martin A. Mainster, PhD, MD, FRCOphth and Patricia L. Turner, MD

    41 Secondary Intraocular Lens Implantation and Stabilization, Roger F. Steinert, MD and Martin S. Arkin, MD

    42 Pathology of Cataract Surgery and IOLs, Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, David J. Apple, MD and Nick Mamalis, MD

    Part VII Management of Complications

    43 Risk Management in Cataract Surgery
    Anthony Agadzi MD, Anne M. Menke RN, PhD, and Richard L. Abbott MD

    44 Intraoperative Complications of Phacoemulsification Surgery, Robert H. Osher, MD, Robert J. Cionni, MD, Scott E. Burk, MD, PhD and David F. Chang, MD

    45 Anterior Vitrectomy Techniques for the Cataract Surgeon, David F. Chang, MD
    46 Surgical Repositioning and Explantation of the Intraocular Lens, Robert H. Osher, MD, Robert J. Cionni, MD, Michael E. Snyder, MD, Christopher D. Riemann, MD and Andrea P. Da Mata, MD

    47 Issues in Wound Management, Douglas D. Koch, MD, Randall E. Nacke, MD, Li Wang, MD, PhD and Kenneth D. Novak, MD

    48 Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS), Nick Mamalis, MD

    49 Corneal Edema After Cataract Surgery, Roger F. Steinert MD

    50 Glaucoma After Cataract Surgery, James W. Hung, MD and Bradford J. Shingleton, MD

    51 Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Posterior Capsulotomy, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    52 Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser in the Management of Postoperative Complications of Cataract Surgery, Roger F. Steinert, MD

    53 Ingrowths, Alex P. Hunyor, MB BS, FRANZCO, FRACS and C. Davis Belcher III

    54 Macular Causes of Poor Postoperative Vision: Cystoid Macular Edema, Epiretinal Fibrosis, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Raja Narayanan, MD and Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD

    55 Postoperative Endophthalmitis, David A. Eichenbaum, MD, Robert I. Park, MD and Trexler M. Topping, MD

    56 Management of Post-Operative Complications: Retinal Detachment, Jay S. Duker, MD

    57 Prolonged Intraocular Inflammation
    Michael B. Raizman, MD

    Part VIII Innovations and Future Trends for Cataract Surgery

    58 Cataract Surgery: Future Predictions
    Robert H. Osher, MD



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