© 1980

Eye Surgery

An Introduction to Operative Technique


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Georg Eisner
    Pages 1-56
  3. Georg Eisner
    Pages 67-81
  4. Georg Eisner
    Pages 83-92
  5. Georg Eisner
    Pages 93-128
  6. Georg Eisner
    Pages 129-146
  7. Georg Eisner
    Pages 147-169
  8. Georg Eisner
    Pages 171-181
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-192

About this book


The reactions to the German edition of this book have been most contradic­ tory. While some readers found the book absolutely unnecessary ("Surgery is learned from practice, not from theory"), others were enthusiastic (" Just the sort of book I have always needed "). In my opinion the divergent recep­ tion of the book is best explained by the comment of my friend, BALDER GLOOR *, who called the book a "grammar of eye surgery". Indeed there are people who can learn a language by practice alone, and there are others who do better by knowing its grammar. In learning by mere practice to be sure, proficiency will be long in coming, because it will be more difficult to recognize, and thus to correct, whatever errors are made, whereas a knowledge of grammar will reveal the basic structures and shorten the learning process. Similarly, surgery can be learned purely from practical experience. Yet the trial-and-error quest for experience is not compatible with the interests of the patient. A knowledge of "surgical grammar", on the other hand, not only shortens the time for learning but also helps us to compare different surgical techniques and to weigh thcir advantages and disadvantages. It is also helpful in developing new surgical methods, for the general rules of course, can always be applied to novel situations where experience, is lacking.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Universitäts-Augenklinik BernSchweiz

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Eye Surgery
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction to Operative Technique
  • Authors Georg Eisner
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-09922-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-96562-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-96560-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 189
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
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