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January 1996

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery: Prevention and Management of Complications

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(1):112. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130108036

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Dr Dortzbach has edited a well-organized and superbly illustrated book for prevention and management of ophthalmic plastic surgery complications, a subject not dealt with extensively since Soll's textbook (Management of Complications in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery). There are some recent excellent comprehensive textbooks in ophthalmic plastic surgery that touch on the subject of complication prevention and management; however, this book is solely devoted to these two issues.

The book is organized into five major topics: eyelid, orbit, lacrimal, socket reconstruction, and thyroid disease, each with many contributors. The chapter "Orbital and Eyelid Anatomy" is well illustrated and referenced and deals with the anatomical considerations particular to the prevention of surgical complications. The chapter on entropion, trichiasis, and distichiasis classifies and elucidates the pathophysiology of entropion, especially helpful to the surgeon in choosing a particular corrective surgical procedure. The chapter on ectropion and lagophthalmos is well illustrated with color plates. Also included

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