Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery

J. R. O. Collin
1981 British Journal of Ophthalmology  
This book is written primarily for ophthalmologists with a special interest in ophthalmic plastic surgery. It covers the fundamentals of plastic surgery including anaesthesia, surgical preparation of the skin, the principles of atraumatic surgery, haemostasis, wound closure, suturing techniques, materials, and dressings and then proceeds with chapters on congenital anomalies, enucleation, ptosis, entropion and ectropion, etc., as well as including chapters on blepharospasm and lacrimal,
more » ... d lacrimal, orbital, and conjunctival surgery. Operations and techniques are clearly described, with their potential complications and management. Most of these procedures can be recommended, but a more conservative approach may sometimes be justified. Thus few surgeons in Britain would recommend open reduction and wiring of a zygomatic fracture in the first instance. The text is very clearly presented and superbly illustrated with copious coloured drawings but no clinical photographs. This omission is deliberate, since the authors have an extensive collection of pre-and postoperative photographs, but without them the uninitiated reader is not given an idea of the results which can be achieved with any given procedure. This would not be a disadvantage to a surgeon who is actively involved in ophthalmic plastic surgery, and for him this book can be highly recommended, as most of the procedures which he may want to try are so clearly presented and easy to find.
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