The second volume of 'Cataract and Refractive Surgery' in the Essentials in Ophthalmology series provides new, clinically relevant information on cataract and refractive surgery. The chapters discuss new techniques and technology with an emphasis on areas that are rapidly evolving and essential to sophisticated clinical practice. Topics include: New IOL technology Cataract surgery in challenging cases, such as loose zonules and small pupils Advanced IOL calculation methods Customized corneal refractive surgery, including LASIK, Epi-LASIK and femtosecond laser technology Complications of excimer laser surgery and intraocular refractive lens technology (phakic IOLs, refractive lens exchange) Corneal implants Accommodative and pseudo-accommodative IOLs to correct presbyopia. This list clearly reflects the expanding interrelationship of cataract and refractive surgery. Cataract patients expect outstanding refractive results with expanded visual capabilities and minimal complications. Likewise, many refractive surgical patients undergo lenticular surgical procedures and all ultimately expect near-perfect outcomes from their cataract procedures. This book will help clinicians provide the best results for their cataract and refractive surgical patients. TOC:Cataract Surgery: IOLs for improving and preserving quality of vision after lens removal.-Cataract surgery in the eye with loose zonules.- Management of the small pupil for cataract surgery.- Advanced IOL calculations. Refractive Surgery: Wavefront Guided Customized Corneal Correction. EpiLASIK.- Femtosecond laser.- Complications of excimer laser surgery.- Refractive lens exchange.-Accommodative and Pseudoaccommodative IOLs.- Selecting phakic IOL.- Corneal implants.