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June 1971

Fractures De L'Orbite.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(6):767. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050769023

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Writing in their native tongue, a French ophthalmologist and a maxillofacial surgeon collaborated to produce this concise volume. Practical rather than exhaustive in its approach, it provides enough detail for both types of specialist to function as successfully as this team has been able to do in the cases they present.

A short introducing chapter mentions anatomic and physiologic aspects of the eye and its movements. Basic radiologic techniques are covered briefly, as are forced ductions and electromyographic studies. The second chapter describes the clinical anatomy of the main subdivides of orbital fractures, including the four walls, the apex, and fractures into the several sinuses. A chapter on etiopathogenic diagnosis covers the bony architecture, the globe and optic nerve, the lacrimal passages, sensation, lid function, position of the globe, and ocular motility. The final chapter on treatment is based on selected cases treated by the authors with documentation before and

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