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July 1974

Symposium on Surgery of the Orbit and Adnexa

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(1):90. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010094025

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This volume of the Transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology is remarkably comprehensive. Diagnostic procedures, trauma management, cosmetic surgery, and several excellent chapters on tumor pathology and treatment are among the wide range of subjects covered by an outstanding panel of authors.

Although the overall quality of the articles is unusually high, several deserve special attention. Blodi and Ellsworth have assembled a detailed survey of orbital tumors and inflammations, including a valuable review of ophthalmic Graves disease. Wadsworth has included two practical and well-illustrated chapters describing techniques of orbital surgery. The rationale of lid reconstruction following tumor excision is reviewed in several articles. Jones has thoughtfully discussed anatomical, physiologic, and therapeutic aspects of lacrimal dysfunction and lower eyelid abnormalities. Theoretical and practical considerations of ptosis, blepharoplasty, and ectropion operations are described by Beard and Callahan.

These speakers, together with Keney, participated in a series of panel discussions that

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