2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part II: Periocular Soft Tissues
Chapter 12: Periocular Malpositions and Involutional Changes
History and Examination
Whether their concerns are functional or cosmetic, patients with eyelid malpositions require careful evaluation, including a history of the presenting condition and a general medical history. A detailed ocular exam including visual acuity, ocular motility, slit-lamp examination, and testing of tearing and protective mechanisms should be performed. The presenting morphology must be compared with normal, and photographs and visual field testing are obtained as appropriate. For a general discussion of the perioperative management of ocular surgery, see BCSC Section 1, Update on General Medicine.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.