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April 1977

Management of Complications in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(4):716. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450040182034

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Complications are something all surgeons experience, but they would like to have fewer and they prefer not to talk about them. However, much can be learned from discussing complications. It is unusual to find surgeons presenting their complications at meetings, writing about them in journals, or discussing them in books. While not all complications are avoidable, many can be prevented. The ability to avoid complications and obtain a good result in spite of a complication, separates the superior surgeon from the pack. Thus, it is refreshing to find a book that addresses itself to helping ophthalmic and plastic surgeons anticipate, recognize, and manage operative and post-operative complications in ophthalmic plastic surgery.

Dr Soll uses 22 experts in the field of ophthalmic plastic surgery, abd they contribute considerably to the excellence of this text. The degree of subspecialization within ophthalmology and the close relationship to other specialties are shown in Dr

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