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
Recently revised: 2012–2013 Section chair: James C. Bobrow, MD