Cataract Surgery - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416032250, 9781455708833

Cataract Surgery

3rd Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Roger Steinert
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416032250
eBook ISBN: 9781455708833
Imprint: Saunders


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

Key Features

  • Offers practical technical guidance from internationally recognized authorities who describe the techniques as well as offer their best advice on the operative management of cataracts.
  • Presents a logical organization where chapter progress from preoperative evaluation and preparation through the full range of surgical techniques to management of complications.
  • Includes more than 1050 illustrations emphasizing the most common techniques.

Table of Contents

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: C


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About the Author

Roger Steinert

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine CA Professor of Ophthalmology Professor of Biomedical Engineering Director of Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgery Vice Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology