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August 1990

A Color Atlas of Ptosis: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(8):1079. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070100035022

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Abstract

A practical approach to the patient with ptosis is important for eye residents and ophthalmologists who do not specialize in oculoplastic surgery. Determination of cause, documentation of a meaningful clinical examination, and selection of the most appropriate surgical procedure are key aspects in the management of this disorder and are essential to an acceptable surgical outcome.

"... a workable solution for the ophthalmologist confronted with a patient with ptosis."

Dr Dutton provides a workable solution for the ophthalmologist confronted with a patient with ptosis. Concisely written and lavishly illustrated in color, this atlas takes the reader through a logical, stepwise approach, culminating in appropriately detailed descriptions of the commonly applied surgical options.

Chapter 1 discusses cause and classification. Chapter 2 approaches eyelid anatomy with a series of superb drawings and appropriate descriptive text. Any student of eye plastic surgery would do well to study these pages. The clinical examination and

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