© 2015

The Lacrimal System

Diagnosis, Management, and Surgery, Second Edition

  • Adam J. Cohen
  • Michael Mercandetti
  • Brian Brazzo


  • New edition includes significantly updated information, including new chapters with high quality color images and illustrations

  • Addresses the complete range of lacrimal disorders in one concise, practical volume

  • Written by leaders in the field for oculoplastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, and residents and fellows in both fields

  • Includes DVD with videos of various procedures


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cat N. Burkat, Leslie A. Wei
    Pages 1-14
  3. Humbert Massegur-Solench, Jacinto García-Lorenzo, Juan Ramon Gras-Cabrerizo
    Pages 15-28
  4. Roberta E. Gausas, Usiwoma Abugo, Susan R. Carter
    Pages 29-33
  5. Maryam Nazemzadeh, William R. Katowitz, James A. Katowitz
    Pages 35-41
  6. Michael Mercandetti, Adam J. Cohen, Brian Brazzo
    Pages 69-74
  7. Richard H. Hart, Matthew J. Allen, Geoffrey E. Rose
    Pages 95-107
  8. Reynaldo M. Javate, Ferdinand G. Pamintuan
    Pages 109-118
  9. Francois Codere, David W. Rossman
    Pages 119-125
  10. Joseph Brunworth, Peter John Wormald
    Pages 127-134
  11. Sangeeta Kapur Maini, Vamsidhar Vallamkondu, Bhaskar Ram
    Pages 135-139
  12. Hans-Werner Meyer-Rüsenberg, Karl-Heinz Emmerich
    Pages 141-150
  13. Eric A. Steele, Roger A. Dailey
    Pages 151-154
  14. Geoffrey J. Gladstone, Brian G. Brazzo
    Pages 155-162
  15. Altug Cetinkaya, Martín H. Devoto
    Pages 163-169
  16. Suk-Woo Yang, Ji-Sun Paik
    Pages 181-186
  17. Balaji Perumal, Dale R. Meyer
    Pages 187-192

About this book


While there are books that review lacrimal system disorders and surgery as a section of comprehensive oculoplastic textbooks, The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management and Surgery solely addresses Lacrimology in one concise, practical volume.

Building off of the success of the first edition, this text includes significantly updated information, new authors from around the world as well as new chapters that are complete with high quality images and illustrations.

Lacrimal surgeries are commonly performed by oculoplastic surgeons and range from alleviating lacrimal system obstructions in children with congenital dysmorphology to minimally invasive lacrimal system reconstruction.

The second edition of this book meets the needs of practicing physicians, fellows, and residents who are managing the tearing patient clinically and surgically.


oculoplastic surgery ophthalmology otolaryngology plastic surgery the lacrimal system

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam J. Cohen
    • 1
  • Michael Mercandetti
    • 2
  • Brian Brazzo
    • 3
  1. 1.Assistant Professor, Section Director of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of OphthalmologyEyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery, Private Practice, Glenview, IL, USA & Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Opthalmic ConsltantsSarasotaUSA
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyWeill Medical College of CornellNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Dr. Adam J. Cohen is assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Section Director Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Michael Mercandetti, MD, MBA, FACS runs his own facial plastic surgery office in Sarasota, FL Dr. Brian G. Brazzo is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon. His practice is devoted to the most advanced techniques in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brazzo is currently an attending surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and the New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as a consultant at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Lacrimal System
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis, Management, and Surgery, Second Edition
  • Editors Adam J. Cohen
    Michael Mercandetti
    Brian Brazzo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-10331-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-33051-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-10332-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIV, 209
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    Plastic Surgery
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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“This 200-page handbook is primarily concerned with surgical management. … There is a good balance between readable prose text, sharp photographs and schematic drawings in each chapter. … As such, this book is primarily intended for those expected to perform these procedures, such as orbital and oculoplastics fellows and practitioners. Residents can also expect to benefit from the information supplied.” (Leigh Spielberg, EuroTimes, October, 2017)