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July 1971

Oculoplastic Surgery: A Compendium of Principles and Techniques.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(1):124. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010126030

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Most ophthalmologists, while possessing the technical competence to perform a number of simple plastic procedures upon the lids, canthi, conjunctiva, and ocular adnexa, lack experience in some of the more complicated operations which occur infrequently in a general ophthalmic practice. For these occasional oculoplastic surgeons, an explicit, well-illustrated reference text can be utilized to take advantage of the modicum of experience which the rank-and-file ophthalmic surgeon may possess. Such a text, after having been studied in detail preoperatively, can be brought into the operating room and consulted in cookbook fashion by the operating team.

In recent months, the Archives has reviewed one comprehensive atlas of eye surgery and two monographs on ophthalmic plastic surgery. The present volume, which might have appeared superfluous under these circumstances, nevertheless stands upon its own merits as a model of clarity in exposition and illustration.

Among the principles described are those of correct suture placement,

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