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March 1992

Advances in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol 8, The Anophthalmic Socket

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(3):325-326. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080150023015

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This is the latest volume in a series published yearly since 1982 covering various topics in oculoplastic surgery. The publisher accurately describes The Anophthalmic Socket as a "practical, state of the art approach to surgery related to human eye removal, the employment of prosthetics for the enucleated socket and concomitant reconstructive surgery." This volume, a 288-page compendium of 33 chapters, looks at all phases of evaluation and treatment, from both ocularists' and surgeons' viewpoints.

About half of the chapters are written by ocularists and explain their approaches to anophthalmic socket problems. Another major portion of the book concerns enucleation techniques and discusses a wide variety of prosthetic implants. Significant attention is given to socket reconstruction, and several historically important papers describing socket reconstruction are reprinted in this edition. Numerous anophthalmic socket complications and socket reconstruction procedures are described in depth here as well.

Considerable emphasis is also placed on current

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