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April 18, 1959

Plastische Chirurgie am Auge

JAMA. 1959;169(16):1966. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000330138024

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The author, professor of ophthalmology of the University of Munich, has performed more than 1,000 ophthalmological plastic operations in the last 15 years. On the basis of this unusual experience he speaks with authority. In seven chapters he describes and discusses the various plastic operations on the lid, lacrimal apparatus, conjunctiva, and cornea; the insertion of plastic lenses within the eye (the Ridley operation and the anterior chamber lenses ); orbital implant; and plastic repair of the orbit.

For some unknown reason, most of the textbooks pertaining to ophthalmic plastic surgery, particularly those in English, are poorly illustrated and thus handicap the reader in his attempt to understand many of the complex operations. Not so this book; it is beautifully printed on excellent paper and remarkably well illustrated with clear beforeand-after photographs accompanied by line drawings explaining just what the author did and how he did it. To those who read

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