Cataract Surgery: Lens Extraction and Prosthetic Lens Insertion
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Are you at risk for cataract? National Eye Institute website. Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/cataract/cataract_risk.htm Accessed August 7, 2003.
Cataract in adults: A patient’s guide. American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery website. Available at: http://www.ascrs.org/eye/ptguide.html . Accessed August 7, 2003.
Cataract: what you should know. National Eye Institute website. Available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/cataract/cataract_facts.htm . Accessed August 7, 2003.
UW Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. Cataract surgery at the University of Washington website. Available at: http://depts.washington.edu/ophthweb/cataract.html . Accessed August 7, 2003.
When you need an operation: about cataract surgery in adults. American College of Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/cataract.pdf . Accessed August 7, 2003.
Last reviewed January 2008 by ]]>Marc Ellman, MD]]> . Animation scheduled for full update. Updated animation will include: 1) In phacoemulsification, the same probe is used for the ultrasound and the vacuum. Hence, updated video will not show the removal of one probe and insertion of another. 2) A comment that exracapsular cataract surgery is rarely performed today.
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