Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 103
J.R.O. Collin, Manual of systematic eyelid surgery, 3rd edition
Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, 264 pages, 150 illustrations
(ISBN 0-7506-4550-4) $69.95 US dollars
Published online: 27 June 2006
# Springer-Verlag 2006
Richard Collin has, once again, updated his eyelid surgery
book. This third edition is indeed a manual. It is precise and
to the point. There are no references because there is no
need to delve any further into the literature. It is all here—
the anatomy, the problems, and the various methods
available to solve the problems!
The chapter style is refreshing. The problem is pre-
sented, analyzed, and the accepted methods to deal with the
problem are discussed and illustrated by line drawings.
There are no photographs and as mentioned above no
references. Complications are comprehensively discussed.
The line drawings are simple, accurate, and effective. They
will be invaluable to the novice and helpful even to the
Flow charts are provided which lead to various solu-
tions, depending on physical findings. Each technique is
discussed under principle, indications, method, and com-
plications. This makes for ease of reading and, in addition,
is helpful in comparing techniques. This style makes for
rapid assessment of the available techniques and helps to
determine which is most suitable.
This relatively small paperback textbook of 264 pages is
filled with useful information. It could be carried into the
operating room where the excellent diagrams could be
perused as necessary.
It is very refreshing to have a reasonably priced
textbook of moderate size containing all you need to
know about this subject presented clearly and succinctly
by an international authority. I, fortunately, am able to
keep this volume; otherwise, I would want to acquire
this book in spite of having been working in this area
for the past 50+ years.
I. Jackson (*)
16001 West Nine Mile Road, Third Floor Fisher Center,
Southfield, MI 48075, USA