This updated edition introduces the resident to key concepts and elements in the realm of ophthalmic surgery. It covers patient selection and preparations for both patient and surgeon, as well as surgical instrumentation and materials including loupes, microscopes, instruments, blades, suture materials and needles. Eight specific aspects of surgery, from aseptic technique to wound construction, are thoroughly reviewed. There is also a section devoted to postoperative considerations related to dressings, the healing process and postoperative management. Two new chapters on the principles of lasers and ergonomics have been added. More than 200 photographs and illustrations are featured.