Birth of the Intraocular Lens

by Herve M Byron, Chandrappa S Reshmi, Henry Hirschman

This book is dedicated to the newer generation of cataract surgeons so that they can appreciate those pioneers who fought long and hard to have implant surgery approved by the federal government and the academic world. Describes the first malpractice case against an implant surgeon who was charged with deviating from accepted community standards by inserting an implant after the cataract had been removed. This was a landmark case that changed the definition of “community.” The renowned authors have created an operation that has improved the quality of life for more human beings than any other in the history of medicine and surgery. Contains 10 chapters namely, Origin of the Concept of Intraocular Lenses: An 18th Century Insight; Where the Modern IOL was Born; The American Experience; The Story of the Intraocular Lens; The Canadian Experience; Watching History Unfold; The Israeli Connection; Anesthesia in Cataract Surgery; IOLs for Presbyopia: A Brush with the Future, etc.

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Book Detail

Editor
1. Byron Herve M
2. Reshmi Chandrappa S
3. Hirschman Henry
Editor's Affiliation
1. New York University Medical School, New York, USA
2. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
3. Driftwood, Texas, USA
ISBN
9788184482355
Speciality
Ophthalmology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10105
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2008
Pages
196
Book Type
Reference

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