Chapter 11. Eye Surgery

  1. Peggy Frith Consultant Ophthalmic Physician1,
  2. Roger Gray Consultant Ophthalmologist2,
  3. Sally MacLennan Clinical Assistant3 and
  4. Phillip Ambler General Practitioner, Wantage, and Clinical Assistant in Ophthalmology4

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760147.ch11

The Eye in Clinical Practice, Second Edition

The Eye in Clinical Practice, Second Edition

How to Cite

Frith, P., Gray, R., MacLennan, S. and Ambler, P. (2001) Eye Surgery, in The Eye in Clinical Practice, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760147.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Eye Hospital, Oxford

  2. 2

    Taunton and Somerset, NHS Trust

  3. 3

    The Eye Hospital, Oxford

  4. 4

    The Eye Hospital, Oxford

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632058952

Online ISBN: 9780470760147



  • eye surgery;
  • adult patients;
  • cataract surgery;
  • local anaesthetic;
  • eye drops


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cataract surgery

  • Glaucoma surgery

  • Retinal detachment surgery

  • Squint surgery

  • Corneal graft surgery

  • Corneal refractive procedures

  • Removal of an eye (enucleation)

  • Postoperative eye drops

  • Minor surgery around the eyes