Jay Justin Older
Eyelid Tumors was written to help the physician diagnose eyelid tumors in the clinical setting and to assist the surgeon who might wish to remove the tumors and repair the eyelid defects. One of the reasons to write the book was that I had seen many patients in my oculoplastic practice with a history of late diagnoses of malignant eyelid tumors.
Early diagnosis of eyelid malignancies would lead to better patient care, in the majority of cases. The other reason for writing the text was to share my surgical experiences with other surgeons. Many of the texts in print at the time I wrote the first edition listed a variety of repairs for a specific condition. I, however, chose to discuss only those techniques that gave me the best results. The first section contained many pictures of different lesions with descriptions and anecdotal information. It was my belief that the clinician would look at the book as help in diagnosing the eyelid lesion. By comparing the patient’s lesion with the photos in the book, the physician would be in a better position to make a differential diagnosis and continue with the patient’s care. The care might require further testing, a referral, or definitive treatment.