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September 1989

Diseases of the Orbit: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(9):1285-1286. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020355014

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With the advent of modern techniques, such as orbital ultrasound and computed tomographic scanning, and through the diligent work of many clinical investigators, the field of orbital disease has changed appreciably in the past few decades. Interest in the diagnosis and management of orbital disorders continues to grow. However, many of the textbooks currently used in the field are out of date and even out of print. Furthermore, many reference works are limited in scope, often covering only select topics. Dr Rootman has created a comprehensive text that nicely fills this void.

The book is divided into four major sections covering anatomy, pathophysiology, specific entities, and orbital surgery. Part 1 begins with a complete and effective review of clinically relevant orbital anatomy. Clinical examples are provided to reinforce anatomic principles. The chapter on descriptive anatomy is followed by an atlas that displays pertinent orbital anatomy from the viewpoint of an

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