Reviews the anatomy, physiology, embryology and pathology of the lens.
Covers the epidemiology, evaluation and management of cataracts and gives an
overview of lens and cataract surgery, including special situations. Section 11
also walks the reader through making an appropriate differential diagnosis and
designing a management plan for intraoperative and postoperative complications
of cataract surgery.
Upon completion of Section 11, readers should be able to:
- Identify congenital anomalies of the lens
- List types of congenital and acquired cataracts
- Describe the association of cataracts with aging, trauma,
medications, and systemic and ocular diseases
- Describe the evaluation and management of patients with cataract and
other lens abnormalities