Richard L. Anderson, MD, FACS

Dr. Anderson is editor of Plastic Pearls, is medical director of the Center for Facial Appearances in Salt Lake City, UT.


Being an oculoplastic surgeon is a deliberate choice

Recently, I have heard oculoplastic surgeons voicing their concerns about the future of our profession. Many advise de-specializing to try to compete with other plastic surgeons. I advise trying to be the best in our area of expertise. We are privileged to be in the best specialty in medicine.

Exposures of porous orbital implants can be avoided

In the past decade, porous orbital implants have become the implant of choice for many surgeons managing the anophthalmic socket after enucleation or evisceration. By permitting fibrovascular ingrowth, these porous implants are better able to resist infection, migration, and extrusion when compared with acrylic or silicone implants.