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This short book describes the author's operation for contracted socket. The first chapter deals with the causes of contraction of the socket, and this is followed by a short history of orbitoplasty. In the author's operation a full-thickness graft is kept in place in the enlarged socket by means of a special instrument. The instrument itself consists of two metal pieces which can be separated a variable distance and the separation maintained by a screw clamp. The operation is described in detail, and 104 cases are documented.
Although written in German, the book should be valuable for all interested orbitoplasty.
Augenhohlenplastik.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;54(2):320. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930020326026