This book thoroughly reviews the diagnosis and treatment of injuries of the orbital walls and apex, including orbital floor, medial orbital wall, naso-orbito-ethmoid, orbitozygomatic, maxillary, and frontobasilar fractures. For each form of injury, signs and symptoms are identified and clear guidance is provided on the interpretation of clinical and radiological findings and on current surgical treatment methods. In addition, the role of orbital imaging techniques, including CT and MRI, in depicting anatomic relations is explained with the aid of a wealth of radiological images and photographs. The described approach to fracture management is multidisciplinary in nature and the advice is evidence based, drawing on the latest published data. Orbital Fractures: A Physician's Manual will be an invaluable reference and guide for ophthalmologists, maxillofacial surgeons, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, radiologists, and emergency physicians. It will also be an excellent resource for all medical students, residents in ophthalmology, and fellows who wish to broaden their spectrum of knowledge in orbital pathology.
Vadim P. Nikolaenko, MD, PhD, DSc, is Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Saint Petersburg State Hospital No. 2, Saint Petersburg, Russia and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty, Saint Petersburg State University. Dr. Nikolaenko graduated from the S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy, Saint Petersburg, in 1989 and subsequently gained his doctorate from the same institution. He was awarded his DSc by Pavlov Saint Petersburg State Medical University in 2005. Prior to taking up his present position he was Chair of the Glaucoma Surgery Department at Saint Petersburg State Hospital No. 2. He is a board member of the Saint Petersburg Society of Ophthalmology and an editorial board member of the journal Oftalmologicheskie vedomosti. He is the author of 85 journal articles and three books. Yury S. Astakhov, MD, PhD, DSc, is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, I.P. Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, and Director of the City Ophthalmologic Center at Saint Petersburg State Hospital No. 2, Saint Petersburg, Russia, a position he has held since 1991. He has been a certified ophthalmologist since 1964, having previously graduated from I.P. Pavlov First Leningrad Medical University. Dr. Astakhov has served as Vice-President of both the Russian Association of Ophthalmologists and the Russian Glaucoma Society. He has been Editor in Chief of Oftalmologicheskie vedomosti and a member of the editorial boards of several other ophthalmological journals. He has been involved in 22 clinical trials and is the author of 488 publications, including seven monographs.