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This book represents one of the better efforts in recent years to provide a clear and concise "how to" method of basic oculoplastic techniques. Rathbun is a prominent oculoplastic surgeon, in practice for 25 years, who has been able to distill a comprehensive summary of common eyelid procedures from his extensive surgical experience.
"Rathbun... has been able to distill a comprehensive summary of common eyelid procedures from his extensive surgical experience."
The book contains 10 chapters, including eyelid anatomy, basic surgical techniques, entropion and ectropion repair, trichiasis treatment, eyelid and canthal reconstruction, eyelid trauma, blepharoplasty and brow elevation, ptosis, and eyelid retraction surgery. Eyelid Surgery has a large number of excellent color photographs, along with brief descriptions of the pathophysiology for each clinical entity. The illustrations by Denise Mattos are also nicely diagramed, and even the style of printed text is "reader-friendly." An appropriate bibliography of important references is listed
Townsend DJ. Eyelid Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(9):1209. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080090033017