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Topics covered by the 12 chapters include anatomy and physiology, surgical principles, anesthesia, lid malpositions, the lacrimal system, the conjunctiva, excision of lid tumors, eyelid reconstruction, the orbit, cosmetic eyelid surgery, and trauma. The table of contents includes an outline of each chapter, which allows the reader to locate a specific discussion rapidly without consulting the index. Within each chapter, disorders are covered in a structured manner, beginning with a discussion of pathophysiology and classification, followed by examination, indications for surgery, surgical procedures, and complications. The latter two discussions rely frequently on
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