Media Type: Textbook
Synopsis: Curbside Consult in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions , is intended to answer some of the most commonly “thorny questions” posed to oculoplastic surgeons by residents and other physicians. Edited by two well-respected oculofacial surgeons, the book addresses multiple questions that rely on the expertise and experience of the authors. Because so many questions remain unanswered through controlled trials, this invaluable resource shares the wisdom of many leaders in the oculoplastic community based on their own observations and outcomes. Chapters are clearly written in a question-answer format, complemented by clear illustrations, photographs and tables. This concise and clear text will greatly benefit all ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents.
Target Audience: Oculofacial plastic surgeons
Review: Oculofacial surgery has evolved rapidly in the last 15 to 20 years. Despite multiple, well-designed studies in the field, many questions still remain unanswered. The purpose of Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions is to answer some of the most difficult questions posed to oculoplastic surgeons by other physicians.
The book contains 49 concise chapters that detail relevant questions in the field. The editors have selected some of the preeminent oculoplastic surgeons for each topic. The chapters are all written in a concise, question-answer format. The artwork, photographs, and tables are succinct, emphasizing the most important details.
The text begins with questions pertaining to upper eyelid malpositions and related disorders. Common questions, such as how to manage blepharoptosis in the pediatric and adult population, and when to be concerned about systemic disease in a patient with blepharoptosis are answered.
The second section is devoted to lower eyelid malpositions and related disorders. The covered topics include the management of ectropia, entropia, and exposure keratopathy related to eyelid retraction. Step-by-step surgical photographs in the ectropion chapter clearly demonstrate the author’s preferred technique.
The third section is devoted to eyelid neoplasms. Two very commonly asked questions, including when to biopsy an eyelid lesion and when to employ Mohs surgery, are answered in this section. The fourth section includes chapters dealing with surgery in patients receiving anticoagulation, and when to order an MRI or CT scan.
The fifth and sixth sections address orbital diseases. The management of orbital cellulitis, thyroid eye disease, conjunctival malignancies, lacrimal gland tumors, and orbital tumors is examined. A table of available nonsurgical options for conjunctival neoplasms in one of the chapters is an excellent summary relatively unique to this text.
Section seven chapters provide answers to trauma questions. Topics include when an orbital fracture should be suspected, what orbital foreign bodies need to be removed, the management of orbital hemorrhage, and how to repair a lacerated canaliculus. Furthermore, an excellent synopsis of traumatic optic neuropathy is provided with
Sections eight and nine are devoted to enucleation, the anophthalmic socket, and the lacrimal system. These sections provide recommendations on when to perform an enucleation versus and evisceration, and how to repair a deep sulcus in an anophthalmic socket. A chapter on when to image acquired nasolacrimal duct obstructions is a question answered in very few resources currently. The expertise of the authors is further emphasized in section ten which provides answers to many cosmetic procedures. This section includes a table of commonly-used fillers, greatly adding to the body of the text. The remainder of the text includes the financial disclosures of the authors, and an index.
To summarize, Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics:49 Clinical Questions provides clear, concise chapters in a question-answer format by multiple authors who are considered experts in the field. The text is complemented by clear illustrations throughout the book that focus on some of the most important points. This concise and clear text will greatly benefit ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents.