University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Cataract Surgery for Greenhorns

by Thomas A. Oetting, M.D.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The University of Iowa

Cataract Surgery for Greenhorns is a free eBook made available through The links on this page will take you out of the EyeRounds site and into MedRounds.

Table of Contents

Title Page, Copyright and Disclaimer

  1. Assessment
    1. Classic Types of Cataract
    2. Evaluation of Patients with cataract
    3. Difficulty Factors
  2. Preoperative
    1. Consent
    2. IOL Selection
    3. Adjusting the Operating Microscope
  3. Surgery
    1. Anesthesia
    2. Cataract Surgery - Old School
    3. Phacoemulsification - Step by Step
    4. Phacoemulsification Machine Primer
    5. Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Devices (OVD)
    6. Capsular Staining
  4. Postoperative
  5. Managing Complications
  6. Approaching the Unusual Cataract
  7. References
last updated: 10/21/2013
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