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From The CriticsReviewer: Fred S. Bodker, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book offers a comprehensive review of surgical approaches and techniques for eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital conditions. It represents a third edition with substantial changes from the previous edition in 1987.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe oculoplastic surgical procedures, based on anatomic principles, that have proved successful during the careers of these experienced surgeons. Appropriate mention is given to recent advances if their success rates warrant acceptance into the mainstream. This work fulfills its objectives by providing a basic review of all major topics in the field.
Audience: Intended for general practitioners with an interest in oculoplastics, residents, or other oculoplastic subspecialists, the book serves as an excellent resource for surgeons at all levels. The editors and authors are renowned in their various fields.
Features: A voluminous supply of original illustrations supplement the thorough text. The references appear complete and are easily located at the end of each chapter. The book has an adequate appearance, with photos and illustrations well integrated. The first two chapters are especially useful for a beginning surgeon or someone unfamiliar with this subspecialty.
Assessment: This edition is highly recommended for anyone with basic interests in oculoplastics. It provides a detailed summary of a wide range of commonly performed procedures. The authors have written a concise review of the various techniques that, in combination with the illustrations, will assist the reader in choosing the proper procedure and in actually performing it. In addition, it provides substantial background knowledge as well as the references to find the primary sources. It is essential for the bookshelves of ophthalmologists at all levels.