Thanh Hoang-Xuan

Cataracts From diagnosis to treatment Publication date : October 13, 2011

Professor Thanh Hoang-Xuan is an ophthalmic surgeon and the chief of a department at Hôpital Bichat, in Paris.

The likelihood of being diagnosed with cataracts increases with age and eventually the condition becomes all but unavoidable. Yet age is not the only factor; other causes exist which can lead to the early onset of cataracts, handicapping much younger patients.
The only way of treating cataracts is by surgical removal, the most common surgical procedure practised worldwide.
The goal of this book is to familiarise readers with an extremely common pathology, which may one day concern them, and to help them prepare for it.

• A practical, accessible manual with answers to 75 questions, from diagnosis to post-operative recovery.
• The author’s aim is to inform and reassure patients.
• In France alone, 300,000 patients per year are diagnosed with cataracts.