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October 25, 1924

SIMPLE OPERATION FOR RELIEF OF MILD TYPES OF ENTROPION AND ECTROPION OF LOWER LID

JAMA. 1924;83(17):1329-1331. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660170045015
Abstract

Among the cases of functional and organic entropion and ectropion seen by the ophthalmic surgeon, there are quite a few of such a mild type that they do not seem to justify a radical operation. Notwithstanding the irritation and annoyance they cause, these patients are often allowed to drift along with negative rather than positive treatment. For example, there is the type of entropion frequently seen in elderly people with flabby lids who develop a spasmodic contraction of the lower lid after the eye has been bandaged for a few days. The treatment that naturally suggests itself to the surgeon is to draw out the lid and fix it in position by means of flexible collodion or a strip of adhesive plaster. When these methods fail to give permanent relief, as they often do, then there are a variety of more radical operations to choose from; among these are Snellen's

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