Foldable Intraocular Lenses
Evolution, Clinicopathologic Correlations and Complications
AUTHOR: Apple, David J. and Auffarth, Gerd U.
PUBLISHER: SLACK, Incorporated
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Concurrent with the 50th anniversary of Harold Ridley's invention of the intraocular lens, Dr. David Apple and his colleagues have authored this unique book, which provides a comprehensive view of the foldable IOLs available today and the surgical techniques required for their implantation. This book will help ophthalmologists evaluate and select lenses for implantation by giving a detailed assessment and comparison of the various lenses and their clinicopathologic correlations. Important steps in surgical techniques are highlighted to help minimize complications and enhance surgical results. Over 400 full-color photographs are included to provide the reader with the most current information needed to understand the foldable IOLs on the market.
Topics include: IOL evolution, a detailed systematic evaluation of available foldable IOL designs and a clinicopathologic correlation of foldable IOL complications. The teaching and research materials are based largely on the authors, photographic and statistical analysis of their collection of postmortem eyes containing IOLs, which is the largest such collection in the world.
- Over 400 photos drawn from Dr. Apple's vast archives, mostly unseen until now.
- An unbiased approach and comparison of available foldable IOLs allows the reader to make an informed decision for the choice of implant.
- Common challenges faced by ophthalmologists dealing with foldable IOLs, including the development of posterior capsule opacification.
PUBLICATION DATE: 7/6/2000