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June 1989

Advances in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(6):805-806. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010827017

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Numerous recent advances in the diagnostic evaluation and management of ocular and adnexal trauma have led to the de facto establishment of a new ophthalmic subspecialty. A comprehensive review of the orbital aspects of this subspecialty is contained in volumes 6 and 7 of Advances in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Over 70 authors representing the fields of ophthalmology, opthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, orbital surgery, radiology, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general plastic surgery have contributed a total of 59 chapters. These chapters detail the evaluation and management of injuries involving the bony orbit and orbital soft tissues, excluding the eyelids and lacrimal system. The two-volume set begins with helpful chapters describing the general evaluation of orbital trauma and the ocular sequelae thereof.

Particularly valuable, and not easily obtainable in other texts, is the information presented on traumatic optic neuropathy and on optic nerve evulsion and transection. Other

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