About this book
Written by experts in the fields of oculofacial plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology,
Evaluation and Management of Blepharoptosis is an up-to-date, practical guide
to the treatment of adults and children with ptosis. This comprehensive reference
covers all aspects of blepharoptosis in an organized fashion. The book begins
with evaluation of the patient to determine if true ptosis or pseudoptosis exists.
The various categories of blepharoptosis are thoroughly and succinctly reviewed,
along with suggested approaches to clinical management. Detailed descriptions
of the various surgical techniques are replete with pearls provided by leading
ptosis surgeons, along with advice regarding perioperative anesthesia and analgesia.
Every surgeon should know how to handle the various surgical complications and
surgical failure. Nevertheless, familiarity with surgical techniques is not
enough. One must learn to identify risk factors and red flags that suggest a
modified or conservative approach, or perhaps that surgery may be unwise. When
surgery is unwarranted or unsuccessful, then one may consider nonsurgical therapeutic
strategies. Regardless of treatment, the physician-patient relationship and
detailed discussion with the patient prior to surgery regarding potential risks,
complications, and realistic expectations impact patient satisfaction immeasurably.
All of these issues are discussed in detail in this invaluable resource for
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Blepharoptosis - Eyelid Surgery - Pseudoptosis - Ptosis
Related subjects » Dermatology - Ophthalmology - Otorhinolaryngology - Surgery
Authors & Editors
Dr. Adam J. Cohen, MD, is Consulting Surgeon for Eyelid and Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, and Neuro-ophthalmology at Evanston Northwestern Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. He is also in private practice and co-edited the Springer book entitled “The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management, and Surgery" (2006) with Michael Mercandetti and Brian G. Brazzo.