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The Surgical Approach to the Orbit

  • Xiaqun Fan
  • Renbing Jia
  • Hunter YuenEmail author
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Abstract

Several techniques have been used to approach orbital lesions surgically. A review of the most common and direct ones is included. Complex and large lesions will require a combination of techniques and a large experience in such procedures

Keywords

: orbital incisions Transconjunctival approach Fornix approach Transcaruncular approach Vertical eyelid splitting Orbitotomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyNinth People’s Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of MedicineShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology & Visual SciencesThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Eye HospitalHong KongChina

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