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Orbital surgery has been a recognized subspecialty of ophthalmology for a relatively short period. The complicated network of vessels, nerves, muscles, fat, and bone that supports and nourishes the globe has been terra incognita to many ophthalmic surgeons in the past. Recent advances in imaging techniques have made diagnostic precision and surgical planning much more accurate. Basic scientific knowledge, particularly in the pathology of orbital disease, has increased dramatically. Four of this area's most accomplished practitioners have produced a new atlas that provides a broad overview of orbital surgical technique.
The authors have as a stated goal a "concise, accurate, and helpful guide" to orbital surgery. Their wide clinical experience is reflected in an authoritative treatment of basic surgical technique. The text is primarily confined to surgical management of orbital problems, referring the reader to more comprehensive volumes for clinical signs and symptoms and discussions of differential diagnoses. They
Michon JJ. Atlas of Orbital Surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994;112(9):1152. doi:10.1001/archopht.1994.01090210036011