Eye Surgery: Innovations and Trends, Pitfalls, Complications, by R.M. Fasanella, M. D., Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas, 1977, 325 pages, price $29.50.
This book aims to supply the busy eye surgeon with information about new techniques, new tools, and new complications in the field of ophthalmic surgery. With the many new methods and some totally newprocedures there is great need for this kind of information.
With the help of fourteen experts in different subspecialities of ophthalmic surgery Dr. Fasanella has composed twelve chapters. These deal with: Complications in Corneal Surgery; Prosthokeratoplasty; Intraocular Lens Implantations; Glaucoma Surgery; Management of the Dislocated Lens; Phacoemulsification; Correction of Retinal Détachement; A Microsurgical Infusion-Aspiration Cutting Instrument; Plastic Surgery of the Eyelids; Lacrimal Surgery; Surgery of the Extraocular Muscles; and Complications of Intraocular Surgery and Trauma. A thirteenth chapter is devoted to a final summation and conclusions on all subject matters discussed in the book. A name index and a good subject index conclude the very well-made volume.
The book is well written and has many excellent illustrations. It offers a great wealth of practically important information. It is suitable for both complete reading and review of single procedures. The book is as up-to-date as any text can be in a quickly developing field. References for follow-up reading are given at the end of each chapter. In the discussion of many innovations in the field the book is exciting reading - and it also offers a viewof the other side of the coin with the discussion of the problems that may complicate these innovations.
The book is greeted as a very important addition to the library of every ophthalmic surgeon.