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Color Atlas of Oculoplastic Surgery, Second Edition
Author: David T. Tse
ISBN 13:
Wolters Kluwer Health/ Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
List Price: $256.95  Hard Cover  476 Pages  Includes fully searchable text and image bank online
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MedicalScienceBooks.com Book Review of Color Atlas of Oculoplastic Surgery, 2nd Edition:

     Color Atlas of Oculoplastic Surgery 2nd Edition is one of only a handful of texts on the market that are focused on the nuances of surgery performed in the delicately detailed orbital and periorbital areas.  The first edition of this title has held a large readership over its impressively long span of nearly two decades.  The publisher and editor have made an excellent choice for the timing of release of this new edition as many of the preliminary trials of new techniques and materials used in ocular surgery over the past decade have turned out worthy of inclusion in the Ophthalmic textbooks. 

     Oculoplastic surgery encompasses a wide scope of procedures that involve everything from traumatic damage to the eyelid to biopsy sampling of suspicious skin lesions in the area surrounding the eye.  This text manages to cover these procedures in a fairly comprehensive manner given its moderate total length.  No doubt, judicious selection of surgical photography, and the editorís decision to include only essential references for each chapter at the end of the book have led to its approachable size.  The reader will find the supplementary illustrations informative and the overall quality of surgical photos excellent.  An area of possible improvement exists within the chapter on eyelid reconstruction where although textual information is adequately detailed, several more photographs may be more helpful than the extensive collection of illustrations describing the steps of the procedure.  However, in general the juxtaposition of surgery photographs with illustrations depicting a similar step in the procedure add clarity to the descriptions of various techniques.

     Overall, Color Atlas of Oculoplastic Surgery 2nd Edition leaves little to be desired in a surgical atlas for use by trainees in the field.  It will also serve the established ophthalmologist with a reference that brings many advances in the field of oculoplastics to light in a handy reference which is easily digestible within the course of several weeks. 


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Organization of information: 8
Significant number of illustrations: 9
Suitable for intended audience: 9
Overall presentation: 9
Quality of illustrations: 9
Usefulness of book:   9
Value: 9
Writing style: 8


Color Atlas of Oculoplastic Surgery provides surgeons familiar with surgical anatomy with a broad survey of contemporary oculoplastic surgery.  It illustrates and provides basic information on surgical techniques that are straightforward and reliable in managing many common oculoplastic conditions that a clinician may encounter in practice.  The material is presented with precision and clarity, there is special emphasis on understanding the pathophysiologic mechanism of diseases. This integrated text, accompanied by color photographs and complementary line drawings, guides the surgeon through each procedure in a systematic fashion. Pertinent anatomy, surgical indications, important technical considerations, and complications receive appropriate emphasis in each chapter.

New Edition Features:

--NEW 8 new chapters
Lateral canthopexy
Transconjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Endoscopy browplasty
Endonasal Dacrocryorhinostomy
Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration
Myectomy for essential blepharospasm
Chemical and laser skin resurfacing
Cosmetic Use of Botulinum Toxins and Tissue Fillers

--NEW Considerable updates to existing chapters
--NEW Companion website with fully searchable text and an image bank
--Combines new surgical techniques based on anatomic principles with advances in imaging techniques
--Detailed description of each surgical procedure is emphasized, complemented by clear color photographs and line drawings
--Provides readers with a selective survey of contemporary oculoplastic surgery and furnish basic information on many common oculoplastic procedures a clinician may encounter in practice

Table of Contents:


Section I Overview

1. Surgical Anatomy of the Eyelids and Orbit
2. Fundamental Techniques in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Section II Trauma

3. Eyelid Laceration Repair
4. Orbital Blowout Fractures

Section III Eyelid and Brow Surgery

5. Cryotherapy
6. Entropion
7. Ectropion
8. Lateral Canthopexy
9. Blepharoptosis
10. Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
11. Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
12. Transconjunctival Lower Blepharoplasty
13. Asian Blepharoplasty
14. Direct, Midforehead, and Pretrichial Browplasty
15. Endoscopic Eyebrow and Forehead Lift
16. Management of Thyroid-Related Eyelid Retraction
17. Tarsorrhaphy
18. Gold Weight Lid Load
19. Lid Reanimation with the Palpebral Spring
20. Mohs Micrographic Surgery
21. Eyelid Reconstruction

Section IV  Lacrimal Drainage System Surgery

22. Punctoplasty
23. Nasolacrimal Duct Probing and Intubation
24. Dacryocystorhinostomy
25. Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
26. Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy

Section V  Orbital and Periorbital Surgery

27. Enucleation and Techniques of Orbital Implant Placement
28. Evisceration
29. Socket Reconstruction
30. Exenteration
31. Anterior Orbitrotomies
32. Lateral Orbitotomy
33. Orbital Decompression
34. Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration
35. Temporal Artery Biopsy
36. Myectomy Surgery for Essential Blepharospasm
37. Chemical and Laser Skin Resurfacing
38. Cosmetic Use of Botulinum Toxins and Tissue Fillers



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