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Instrumentation in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

  • Christopher I. ZoumalanEmail author
  • Kasra Eliasieh
  • Gary J. LelliJr.
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Abstract

The use of proper instrumentation in ophthalmic plastic surgery is an essential element to successful surgical outcomes. However, the surgeon must be aware that without proper adherence to the basic surgical principles, surgical outcomes will be suboptimal. The surgeon must have an intimate knowledge of the eyelid, orbital, and facial anatomy. Furthermore, an understanding of the anatomy and the natural tissue planes allows the surgeon to surgically dissect the tissue planes as atraumatically as possible with the aid of appropriate and adequate instrumentation.

Keywords

Hyaluronic Acid Botulinum Toxin Brilliant Green Porous Polyethylene Orbital Decompression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher I. Zoumalan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kasra Eliasieh
    • 2
  • Gary J. LelliJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryKeck School of Medicine of USCLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyNew York Eye and Ear InfirmaryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Division of Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyWeill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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