Editors: Foad Nahai,MD and Ted H. Wojno, MD
Publisher: Thieme – 313 pages
Book Review by: Nano Khilnani

This book is dedicated by the editors – Drs. Foad Nahai and Ted H. Wojno – to Sonny McCord who was a mentor for 15 years to both of them. They write in the Preface that Sonny showed them not only “how to do it better” but also how to make it safe, and prevent and take care of complications.

The editors point out that at Paces Plastic Surgery, McCord trained about 35 fellows and “equipped them well to not only feel comfortable around the eyelids, but also with the knowledge and skills to deal with untoward outcomes.”

They invited those fellows and residents, as well as others who were leaders in the field of oculoplastic surgery who were Sonny’s close friends to contribute to this book as a way of honoring and celebrating his long and productive career. The response was enthusiastic and this work is a collection of their contributions.

Forty-three specialists in ophthalmology and its different aspects – such as aesthetic surgery, cosmetic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, orbital surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and related fields  – from all over the United States and five other countries – Australia, Colombia, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – authored or co-authored the42 chapters of this book that we list below to provide you an overview of its coverage:

  1. Clinical Overview
    1. Management of Complications of Aesthetic Eyelid Procedures
    2. Evaluation of the Eyelid
    3. General
    4. General Clinical Overview
    5. Retrobulbar Damage
    6. Periocular Infection
    7. Blindness with Blepharoplasty and Injectables
    8. Ocular Motility Disorders
  2. Upper Eyelid
    1. Upper Eyelid: Clinical Overview
    2. Scars
    3. The Eyelid Crease
    4. Upper Eyelid Crease Malposition
    5. Postblepharoplasty Ptosis
    6. Full-Thickness Eyelid Resection in the Treatment of Secondary Ptosis
    7. The Missed Ptosis in Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
    8. Postblepharoplasty Lagophthalmos
    9. Correction of Upper Blepharoplasty Overresection
    10. Upper Blepharoplasty Overresection
    11. Underresection of Skin and Fat in Blepharoplasty
    12. Coronal ForeheadplastyImproves Periorbital Appearance and Rejuvenation Not Achieved by Facial and Eyelidplasties Alone
  3. Chemosis
    1. Chemosis: Clinical Overview
    2. Chemosis in the Aesthetic Surgery Setting
  4. Lower Lid
    1. Lower Lid: Clinical Overview
    2. The Dry Eye
    3. Prevention and Treatment of Irregularities of the Lower Eyelids following Fat Grafts
    4. Autogenous Tissue Augmentation: Lower Eyelid Malposition
    5. Lower Eyelid Malposition following Aesthetic Surgery
    6. Round Eye Deformity
    7. Lateral Canthoplasty: Lateral Canthal Tendon Tightening and Malar Fat Pad Elevation (Mini-Cheek Lift)
    8. Treatment of Vertical Lower Lid Restriction with Spacers
    9. Trauma-Related Lower Eyelid Retraction
    10. Lower Lid Retraction
    11. Recurrent Lower Lid Ectropion: Mastering the Sling Technique
    12. Cicatricial Ectropion
    13. The Spectrum of Postblepharoplasty Lower Eyelid Retraction (PBLER) Repair
  5. Filler Problems
    1. Filler Problems: Clinical Overview
    2. Complications of Periocular Infections: Nodules and Edema
    3. Filler Problems
    4. Filler Problems: Vascular Complications
  6. Resurfacing Complications
    1. Resurfacing Complications: Clinical Overview
    2. Laser Resurfacing Burn to the Lower Eyelid
  7. Epiphora
    1. Epiphora: Clinical Overview
    2. Epiphora

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Foad Nahai, MD, FACS, FRCS (HON) is the Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Chair in Plastic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ted H. Wojno, MD is the James and Shirley Kuse Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.