The first section covers basic materials (from choice of suture materials to why powdered gloves can cause latex allergy), instruments (such as why scissors are right or left handed) and basic techniques (for example, how to deliberately tie a slip knot and how to avoid doing so accidentally!).
The second section covers local anaesthetic agents and techniques.
The third section describes the most commonly performed operations and the complications that may be encountered including how to avoid and how to deal with them.
There are also chapters that deal with the highly important but often neglected topics of biometry and orbital and lens implant biomaterials and design. Throughout, the scientific basis has been emphasized where possible.
Professionals who work with ophthalmic patients such as nursing staff and optometrists will also find a clear description of the commonly performed procedures to be of interest.