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November 1980

Repair and Reconstruction in the Orbital Region—A Practical Guide

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(11):2088. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040940040

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The second edition of Dr Mustardé's book is certainly as timely as the first edition, and its several reprints are no longer obtainable. The book represents a landmark in oculoplastic surgery, and while the second edition is not greatly different from the first, it does update our knowledge in this field. The most notable changes are the addition of a chapter on colobomas of the eyelids and the division of ptosis and epicanthus, telecanthus, blepharophimosis, and hypertelorism into two separate chapters. These eyelid malpositions are discussed in greater detail in the second edition.

The success of Dr Mustardé's first edition speaks for the excellence of this book, and his second edition will certainly continue in this tradition. Dr Mustardé shares with us his knowledge about repair and reconstruction in the orbital region that he has gained from many years of experience in oculoplastic surgery. The book illustrates many procedures Dr

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