Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology Series: Cataract Surgery

Text with DVD


  • Larry Benjamin, FRCS, FRCOphth, DO, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust, Buckinghamshire, UK

This volume in the brand-new SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN OPHTHALMOLOGY SERIES discusses the history, development, and current techniques and technology relating to one of the most commonly performed operations in the world—cataract extraction and intra-ocular lens implantation. Descriptions, accompanied by numerous full-color illustrations, offer you step-by-step guidance on how to prepare for and carry out successful surgeries. A concise format complements the commentary and the surgical procedures on the accompanying DVD help you hone your clinical skills.
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Ophthalmologists, Residents in Ophthalmology


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2969-4

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and general issues

2. Tool, facilities and the operating team

3. Anaesthesia for cataract surgery

4. Preparation for surgery

5. Wound placement and construction

6. Viscoelastics

7. Capsulorhexis and capsule problems

8. Hydrodissection and hydrodelineation

9. Nucleus removal strategies

10. Irrigation / Aspiration

11. Lens implantation

12. Post-operative care

13. Adjuncts for complex cases

14. Management of complications

Contents List of Video Clips

Ch 5. Wound placement and construction

- Wound scleral tunnel
- Corneal tunnel
- Stromal hydration
- Stromal hydration
- Cross stitch
- Temporal wound
- Extracaps wound

Ch 8. Hydrodissection and hydrodelineation

- Hydro golden ring
- Hydrodissection wave

Ch 9. Nucleus removal strategies

- Phaco chop
- Testing phaco reflux
- D+C difficult rotation
- Phaco chop
- D+C high mag slow
- Chip and flip
- EC wound

Ch 10. Irrigation/Aspiration

- IA two types
- IA straight only

Ch 11. Lens implantation

- Injected IOL
- Acrysof insert
- Cee-on insert

Ch 13. Adjuncts for complex cases

- Iris and caps hooks

Ch 14. Management of complications

- EC stitches
- Ant vity and Triamcin