© 2020

Trocar Surgery for Cataract Surgeons

From Dislocated IOL to Dropped Nucleus


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Trocar Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ulrich Spandau
      Pages 3-10
  3. Equipment and Fundamentals About Trocar Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ulrich Spandau
      Pages 13-18
    3. Ulrich Spandau
      Pages 19-24
    4. Ulrich Spandau
      Pages 25-28
    5. Ulrich Spandau
      Pages 29-29
  4. Trocar Based Surgeries of Anterior Segment

About this book


This book describes how trocar cannulas can be utilized by cataract surgeons in the treatment of complications of cataract injuries. Cataract is still the first cause of blindness in the world, and as such, complications inevitably occur during and after surgery. Trocar surgery has the potential to revolutionize anterior segment surgery, demonstrated here as an easy-to-use technique for conquering the pars plana region. This book describes the simple technique of trocar surgery utilizing trocar cannulas with clear and precise diagrams and video content, making it easy to learn and implement for cataract surgeons.

Trocar Surgery for Cataract Surgeons systematically details how trocar surgery can be used to expand the surgical spectrum for cataract surgeons and provide the basis for novel surgical techniques in the field.

The videos of this book are available at the Springer Link website.


Cataract Surgery 23 gauge anterior vitrectomy Dropped Nucleus Dislocated IOL Pars Plana

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUppsala University HospitalUppsalaSweden

About the authors

Ulrich Spandau, MD, PhD studied medicine at the University of Würzburg in Germany before completing residencies in the Departments of Ophthalmology at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Mannheim-Heidelberg. He undertook further surgical training at the Eye Clinic, Koblenz and became an accredited specialist in ophthalmology in 2003. In 2004 Dr. Spandau was appointed Oberarzt (consultant) in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Mannheim-Heidelberg, and he subsequently became Vice Director of the department. He completed his PhD and received his venia legendi in 2005. In 2008 Dr. Spandau became Consultant and Head of Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Uppsala, Sweden. He has been an associate professor since 2013. He presents works at many national and international conferences, has published 52 papers in indexed, peer-reviewed journals and is co-editor of several previous Springer books, including Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy (2018).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Trocar Surgery for Cataract Surgeons
  • Book Subtitle From Dislocated IOL to Dropped Nucleus
  • Authors Ulrich Spandau
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-36092-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-36095-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-36093-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 182
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 172 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals