© 2016

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

  • Bonnie An Henderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Venkatesh Rengaraj, Steven S. Ma, David F. Chang
    Pages 1-15
  3. Divya Manohar
    Pages 17-33
  4. Minu M. Mathen
    Pages 49-54
  5. Aravind Haripriya, Tanpreet Pal Singh, Durga Prasad Nayak
    Pages 55-75
  6. Jeff H. Pettey, Craig Chaya, Kimberly Lavin
    Pages 77-93
  7. Priya Narang, Amar Agarwal
    Pages 95-100
  8. K. V. Satyamurthy, Arup Chakrabarti
    Pages 101-123
  9. Sandra C. Ganesh, Ganesh V. Raman, Kalpana Narendran
    Pages 125-133
  10. Fathima Allapitchai, Shivkumar Chandrashekaran, Ramakrishnan Rengappa
    Pages 135-147
  11. Samar K. Basak, Soham Basak
    Pages 149-155
  12. Aravind Roy, Prashant Garg
    Pages 157-170
  13. John Welling, John Y. Kim, Maria M. Aaron
    Pages 171-179
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 181-188

About this book


This book, in a concise format, explains how to perform manual small incision cataract surgery. The procedure is broken down into the chief elements and described in a step by step manner. Besides the description of the procedure, the book covers indications, necessary supplies, preparation, complication management, and postoperative care. The authors are experts from around the world, and the book will be of value both for surgeons new to this technique and for experienced surgeons who need a review of the procedure. While phacoemulsification surgery has become the standard of care, understanding how to perform manual extracapsular cataract extractions competently is crucial when faced with complications during phacoemulsification surgery, when operating in a region of the world without access to phacoemulsification or femtosecond lasers, or when a manual approach may be a better choice for the patient.


Cataract surgery MSICS Manual cataract extraction SICS Small incision

Editors and affiliations

  • Bonnie An Henderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Ophthalmic Consultants of BostonWalthamUSA

About the editors

Bonnie An Henderson M.D is a Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. Her career focus and research has been on education.  Dr. Henderson has authored over 100 articles, papers, book chapters, and abstracts and has delivered over 250 invited lectures worldwide. Dr. Henderson is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery and Associate Editor for Eyeworld for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Eyenet Magazine of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and serves on the editorial boards of 3 other journals. She has been the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and nominated for Harvard’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Additional awards include an Achievement Award and Secretariat Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and “Best of” awards from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery for her research and films. Her previous books include Essentials of Cataract Surgery (SLACK Incorporated), which is widely used in training programs in many countries, and A Complete Surgical Guide for Correcting Astigmatism (SLACK Incorporated; co-author J.P. Gills), now translated into several languages.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery
  • Editors Bonnie An Henderson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24664-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79656-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24666-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 82 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
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“This book provides a step-by-step description of manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS), from instruments and supplies needed to the actual steps and considerations of the surgery. … This is a masterfully written, concise yet comprehensive discussion of the MSICS technique. It could serve as a standalone book for ophthalmic surgeons attempting to learn the technique as well as those attempting to simply review the technique.” (Diana V. Do, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2016)