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Editorial: Better science, more rigorous studies characterize field of ophthalmic plastic surgery

December 10, 2007

Collaboration between the fields of ophthalmology and facial plastic surgery has led to fresh approaches to clinical problems, according to an editorial in the December issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology, a theme issue on orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery. The November/December issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery was a paired theme issue on the same topic, writes Robert A. Goldberg, M.D., of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Articles in this issue of Archives of Ophthalmology exemplify collaborative discovery as well as the specialty's emphasis on well-designed clinical studies, and include papers regarding:
  • new technology in the diagnosis and classification of periocular lymphoma, a cancerous tumor on the eyelid, eyeball or surrounding tissue
  • anatomy of the tear ducts
  • more precise measurements during eyelid surgery
  • cerebrospinal fluid leaks during ophthalmic plastic surgery
  • dynamic magnetic resonance angiography of eye lesions

"Ophthalmic plastic surgery as a discipline is fortunate to have passionate, innovative and dedicated practitioners and teachers who drive the field forward," Dr. Goldberg writes. "I hope the collection of articles in this issue of the Archives captures some of their work at the cutting edge of our specialty."
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(Arch Opthalmol. 2007;125(12):1708-1709. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org.)

Editor's Note: Please see the article for additional information, including author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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