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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 1988  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48

Ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery


Angamally, India

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T P Ittyerah
Angamally
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Ittyerah T P. Ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol 1988;36:48

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Ittyerah T P. Ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1988 [cited 2019 Oct 15];36:48. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?1988/36/1/48/26468

Vol. I & II edited by Byron C. Smith, Robert C. Della, Rocca, Frank A Nasi and Richard D. Lisman.

Published by CV. Mosby & Co., St Louis Total pages 1449. Cost: $ 257.50

Indian Agents: B. L Publications (P) Ltd, Bombay

The book consists 2 volumes and 17 parts (9 in volume 1 and 8 in the volume 2) and each part is divided to chapters.

There are contributions from 105 experts in medical science. The authors are eminent men in ophthal­mology and different related specialities in medicine One naturally expects only plastic surgeons and deter­matologists to contribute to such a comprehensive book on ophthalmic plastic surgery. But in this book Radio­logists, Corneal Surgeons, Otolaryngologists and Neuro­ophthalmologists have made useful contribution. It is an extensive book with several illustrations including colour photographs, diagrams, C.T. Scan pictures and X­ray photographs. The forward has been written by no less a person than the late Dr. Ramon Castroviejo and it highlightes the achievements of the editor Dr. Byron Smith. The editors ability to use both pen and scalpel skil fully is evident from the narations. The book discusses the progress of plastic surgery starting from history to recent advances There is a good illustrated description of old Indian instruments used in plastic surgery and Rhinoplasty.

Eventhough the title of the book is ophthalmic Plastic Surgery it also describes extensively the non-surgical treatment of oculoplastic problems A good example is a chapter on Botulinum treatment for Blepherospasm.

The chapter on dermatology of the eye lids and radiation treatment for malignancies of eye are interesting and informative. When you read some of the physiological and anatomical details in this book you may momenta­rily think that it is an anatomy or physiology book The book covers several related things - for example, there are illustrated description of face lift surgery and Laser coagulation of cutaneons port vein naevus.

There are a few omissions The word forward traction test has disappeared from the chapter on orbital fractures Puttermans technique for complete socket reconstruc­tion is also not mentioned Neither there is any mention of dacryocystorhinostomy as one of the methods in the management of certain congenital lacrimal disorders Considering the vast knowledge of information and the excellent narrations and illustrations, these are very insignificant omissions It is likely to remain as an authoritative reference book in ophthalmic plastic surgery for several years.




 

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