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April 1983

A Manual of Systematic Eyelid Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(4):658. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010658028

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This cookbook of lid surgery has been used at the Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, successfully, and it considers surgical anatomy (briefly), entropion and trichiasis, ectropion, ptosis, tumor excision and lid reconstruction, socket surgery, corneal protection, and cosmetic surgery. Flow charts show the variations in the abnormalities and the recommended treatment of each. The principles, indications, and techniques of the operations are described, the last being illustrated by line drawings without shadings, which makes interpretation more difficult.

The ophthalmic plastic surgeon will find this book of little use. However, the ophthalmic surgeon or resident in training, both of whom perform simple plastic procedures on the lids occasionally, should find this systematized, didactic presentation helpful, especially in deciding which operation to perform for each variant of the abnormality.

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