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Book and Software Review
May 1998

Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(5):704. doi:

Charles M. Stephenson, MD, has assembled an impressive collection of internationally known ophthalmic plastic surgeons and orbital specialists as contributors to his new textbook, titled Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery. This multiauthored review text encompasses the ever-growing field of oculoplastic and orbital surgery in a single volume with 570 pages of text, tables, illustrations, and photographs divided into 6 parts.

The first part is an overview of the basic principles of oculoplastic surgery, including preoperative evaluation and surgical techniques. Part 2 includes 4 chapters on lacrimal system anatomy, disease, and surgery. The third part covers the diagnosis and treatment of eyelid disorders. This is an outstanding section including chapters on eyelid anatomy by Russell S. Gonnering and blepharoptosis discussed by the world-renowned expert Crowell Beard. Part 4 covers orbital disease including an extensive chapter by Murry Dale Christianson on orbital tumors and inflammations. Enucleation, evisceration, and exenteration are discussed in the fifth part, on the anophthalmic socket. The management of the potential long-term problems associated with the anophthalmic socket are reviewed. These are often some of the most challenging patients treated by the oculoplastic and orbital surgeon. Part 6 is an extensive review of thyroid-related eye disease including pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment options. Specifically, the surgical correction of upper and lower eyelid retraction and orbital decompression surgery are emphasized.

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