It is an honor to write the foreword to the second edition of Brian Leatherbarrow’s Oculoplastic Surgery. There are many books in print addressing surgery in the periocular region, but this second edition of Oculoplastic Surgery is a must for all readers that want a refreshing and comprehensive approach to these surgical procedures. Brian Leatherbarrow brings a different perspective due to his combined training in England with Mr. Richard Collin and in the United States with Dr. Jeffrey Nerad and myself. During my time with Brian, I noted that he always approached patients in an organized manner based on facial and periorbital anatomical relationships. I have adopted some of his approaches, which have improved the surgical care of patients in my practice. Brian combines the best of his training andshares his 20 years of surgical practice in this book.
This second edition continues the practical approach to the diagnosis and management of a variety of oculoplastic, orbital, and lacrimal challenges. Brian shares his experience through the complete and anatomically-based descriptions of surgical procedures that have brought satisfactory results to his patients over the years. The chapters are comprehensive with regard to clinical presentations, patient selection, surgical indications, technical aspects of procedures, salient features for successful procedures, and potential complications. His narrative is exquisitely accented with both illustrations and numerous color photos of procedures and patients. Each chapter ends with suggested reading for further investigation. This approach provides an engaging presentation for the interested reader and a concise method of teaching that guides you to successful surgical procedures. This book adds to our understanding of the treatment of patients with oculoplastic conditions.
I congratulate Brian for undertaking the enormous task of a second edition to an already excellent textbook. There are ample improvements in this edition that will satisfy readers from any field with an interest in the area of oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery.