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PRACTICE POINTS
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-121

Clinical photography for periorbital and facial aesthetic practice


1 Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology and Facial Aesthetics, Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute; Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Consultant Dermatologist, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Akshay Gopinathan Nair
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology and Facial Aesthetics, Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai - 400 705, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.184047

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External cutaneous photography involves photographic documentation, which helps in treatment planning, documentation of facial features, teaching, publishing and pre- and post-procedural comparisons. The key is not simply documenting, but documenting it the right way and ensuring that photography is standardised and reproducible. In this review, basic photography techniques, standardised and reproducible angles such as frontal, oblique and lateral views and specific photographic angles for conditions such as facial rejuvenation are discussed. Use of photography accessories and a few tips on how to click good photographs in the examination room and how to achieve consistency in standardised photography are also presented. External photography in ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery like any other speciality too has standardised guidelines. Even small variations cause a drastic change in the photos and it's clinical and research value. Unless stringent criteria are met, the photographs lose their relevance and impact.


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