The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management and Surgery / Edition 1

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This book is designed to help Lacrimal surgeons not only avoid their own mistakes, but correct the complications of patients referred to them. Lacrimal surgery is not a part of every ophthalmologist’s daily practice, but every eye care provider refers patients to the occuloplastic specialist who do these procedures. There have been exciting advances in recent years, including the advent of balloon assisted procedures. But, the increase in lasik procedures has led to dry eye as a common complication. This surgical "how to" book shows the general ophthalmologist and occuloplastic specialist how to effectively treat the range of lacrimal disorders.

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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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