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Casanova and the Spitfire pilots (The Story of the Development of the Intraocular Lens)
  1. Richard Markham
  1. Bristol Eye Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LX, UK; markham1@btinternet.com

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Released at the recent Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2005, The 45 minute DVD is freely available to all college members and fellows from: Charlotte Ellis, Advanced Medical Optics, Jupiter House, Mercury Park, Woodburn Green, Buckes, HP10 0HH, UK, www.amo-inc.com. The DVD was produced at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the bicentennial year by Hugh Williams and Alan Lacey,

Hugh Williams introduces his subject by asking what possible connection there could be between Casanova and the Spitfire pilots. After watching this DVD, you may be none the wiser. This is, however, 47 minutes of education and entertainment on a subject that is of relevance and interest to all ophthalmologists—broadly divided into the history of cataract surgery but also, more particularly, the related development of the lens implant. Younger surgeons may indeed not be aware of the …

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