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Overview

Lacrimal surgeries are among the most commonly performed ones in occulopastic surgery. The procedures range from unblocking tear ducts in small children with this very minor congenital dysmorphology to correcting dry eye through surgery. As with many of these procedures, the disorders sound minor but the patients’ lives are seriously affected. Dry eye is more than an inconvenience, sometimes leading to corneal microabrasions, infections, and photosensitivity. Dry eye is caused by any number of systemic autoimmune disorders such as lupus or arthritis, excessive radiation, drug reactions, old age, and lasik and other surgeries.

There are other books reviewing lacrimal surgery as a portion of occuloplastic practice. The editors have chosen, in The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management & Surgery, to address the whole range of lacrimal disorders in one concise, practical volume. By broadening the scope of the subject, the editors hope to meet the needs of residents, ophthalmologists who do some lacrimal procedures, fellows who are learning the special procedures, and experts interested in learning about the most recent modifications of technique.

Table of Contents: Foreword.- Introduction.- Dedication.- Section One Anatomy.- Introduction.- 1 Anatomy of the Lacrimal System.- 2 Gender and Racial Variation of the Lacrimal System.- 3 Histology and Pathology of the Lacrimal System.- 4 Nasal Anatomy and Evaluation.- Section Two Diagnosis.- Introduction.- 5 Congenital Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- 6 Acquired Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- 7 Evaluation of the Tearing Patient.- 8 Imaging and Clinical Evaluation of The Lacrimal Drainage System.- Section Three Management and Surgical Technique.- Introduction.- 9 The Tear Deficient Patient.- 10 Surgery of the Punctum and Canaliculus.- 11 Lacrimal Trauma.- 12 Primary External Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 13 Primary Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 14 Transcanalicular Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 15 Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- 16 Endonasal Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- 17 Pediatric Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Dacryoplasty.- 18 Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Dacryoplasty in Adults.- 19 Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Surgery.- 20 9 mm Endoscopic Balloon DCR: A New Less Invasive Procedure for Tearing in Adults.- 21 Radiofrequency DCR.- 22 Powered Endoscopic DCR.- 23 Laser DCR, Part 1: Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR.- 24 Laser DCR, Part 2: Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR with the Holmium: YAG Laser.- 25 Laser DCR, Part 3:Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR with the KTP Laser.- 26 Revision DCR.- 27 The Adjunctive Use of Mitomycin C in DCR.- 28 The Griffiths Nasolacrimal Catheter.- 29 The Sisler Lacrimal Canalicular Trephine.

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"The book explores the anatomy, diagnosis, and management of lacrimal disorders, and discusses the gamut of disorders, from commonly-seen to rarer etiologies. … This is clearly targeted to oculoplastic specialists. Because its course covers basic examination skills and an overview of the anatomy, it may be best suited to fellows and clinicians who are earlier in their careers. … This is a welcome addition to our knowledge of lacrimal anatomy." (Roberta E. Gausas, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008)

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Reviewer: Roberta E Gausas, MD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Description: This book explores the anatomy, diagnosis, and management of lacrimal disorders, and discusses the gamut of disorders, from commonly-seen to rarer etiologies.
Purpose: The editors have asked prominent clinicians to share their knowledge of lacrimal anatomy and disorders, in order to comprehensively discuss the optimal management of the tearing patient.
Audience: This is clearly targeted to oculoplastic specialists. Because its course covers basic examination skills and an overview of the anatomy, it may be best suited to fellows and clinicians who are earlier in their careers. However, the chapters on revisions, endoscopic procedures, lasers, and adjuvant chemotherapeutic agents may be interesting to more seasoned surgeons.
Features: The book thoroughly covers the anatomy, paying special attention to anatomic variants and intranasal anatomy. In addition, basic examination skills and imaging techniques are addressed. Finally, a wide variety of surgical approaches and management issues are discussed.
Assessment: This is a welcome addition to our knowledge of lacrimal anatomy. While other texts (Color Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery, Olver et al. (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002)) may provide similar information, this book certainly culls from the knowledge of many prominent surgeons, and explores this area of oculoplastic surgery thoroughly.
(This review was prepared by Roberta E. Gausas, MD, and Edward Wladis, MD, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441920553
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 281
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Anatomy.- Anatomy of the Lacrimal System.- Gender and Racial Variations of the Lacrimal System.- Nasal Anatomy and Evaluation.- Diagnosis.- Congenital Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- Acquired Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- Evaluation of the Tearing Patient.- Imaging and Clinical Evaluation of the Lacrimal Drainage System.- Management and Surgical Techniques.- The Tear-Deficient Patient.- Surgery of the Punctum and Canaliculus.- Lacrimal Trauma.- Primary External Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Primary Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Transcanalicular Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- Endoscopic Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- Pediatric Balloon Catheter Dacryocystoplasty.- Balloon-Assisted Dacryoplasty in Adults.- Balloon-Assisted Lacrimal Surgery.- Nine-Millimeter Endoscopic Balloon Dacryocystorhinostomy: A New, Less-Invasive Procedure for Tearing in Adults.- Radiofrequency Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Powered Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy: Part 1. Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy: Part 2. Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy with the Holmium:YAG Laser.- Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy: Part 3. Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy with the Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Laser.- Revision Dacryocystorhinostomy.- The Adjunctive Use of Mitomycin C in Dacryocystorhinostomy.- The Griffiths Nasolacrimal Catheter.- The Sisler Lacrimal Canalicular Trephine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2006

    Excellent, comphrensive textbook

    This text covers all facets of modern day lacrimal system surgery. It is written by leading authorities and covers all aspects of lacrimal system anatomy,disorders,management and surgery.

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