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August 1988

Management of Ocular, Orbital and Adnexal Trauma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(8):1042. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140194019

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Eye trauma is a common problem that all practitioners of clinical ophthalmology must be prepared to deal with effectively and efficiently. Subspecialists in ophthalmology become generalists once again as anterior segment, posterior segment, neuro-ophthalmic, and orbital/plastic problems must all be addressed in a single patient. In addition, since eye injury often occurs in the setting of multiple system trauma, the ophthalmologist must also be prepared to co-manage patients with neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, oromaxillofacial surgeons, and general surgeons. Management of Ocular, Orbital and Adnexal Trauma strives to present a multidisciplinary approach in the care of periorbital trauma.

Consistent with the backgrounds of the editors, Thomas Spoor, MD, and Frank Nesi, MD, place a strong emphasis on orbital and adnexal trauma. Two thirds of the book is devoted to neuro-ophthalmic trauma, orbital injuries, fractures, and eyelid trauma. There is a good deal of material beyond the practical application of the general

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