Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics
49 Clinical QuestionseBook - 2011
Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional texts and references in oculoplastics? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for common clinical dilemmas or complications? Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between experienced clinicians.
Dr. Robert C. Kersten and Dr. Timothy J. McCulley, have designed this unique reference in which oculoplastic specialists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with oculoplastics. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to oculoplastics with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate common clinical dilemmas.
Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists will appreciate. Residents, fellows, and practicing physicians alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• What do I do when a patient on anti-coagulants needs surgery?
• When does an eyelid lesion need to be biopsied?
• What are the general treatment guidelines for Graves’ ophthalmopathy?
• How should I treat bacterial orbital cellulitis?
• How do you distinguish an orbital infection from sterile inflammation?
• When should I be concerned about systemic disease in a patient with blepharoptosis?
• What are the oculoplastic uses of botulinum toxin?
• How do I know when to order an MRI or a CT?
Fifty-six international specialists contribute 49 chapters to a reference text offering practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and fellows expert advice, preferences, and opinions on challenging clinical questions commonly associated with oculoplastics. Structured around the informal, concise, to- the-point, "curbside consult" that typically takes place between practitioners in clinic hallways, over the telephone, at lunch, or by email, the material is presented in a Q&A format. Each chapter opens with the question(s), followed by a response from an oculoplastic specialist. The 49 chapters are organized into sections on upper eyelid malposition and related disorders; lower eyelid malposition and related disorders; eyelid neoplasm; orbital inflammation and infection; orbital neoplasm; trauma; evisceration, enucleation, and the anophthalmic socket; lacrimal drainage system; and cosmetic oculofacial plastic surgery. Illustrated throughout with full-color and b&w photographs and diagrams. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)