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Editorial
January 2000

Lateral Canthal Surgery

Author Affiliations
 

University of Washington
 Box 356485
 Seattle, WA 98195
 (e-mail: jorcutt@u.washington.edu)


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(1):7. doi:

jorcutt@u.washington.edu

LATERAL CANTHAL surgery for the correction of lower eyelid ectropion has many practical and theoretical advantages. Surgery in the lateral canthus does not require precise lid-margin reanastomoses, incisions in the lateral canthus are well hidden in skin creases, and it directly addresses one of the major factors leading to ectropion (ie, elongation of the lateral canthal tendon).1 Moe and Linder2 present a modified approach to lateral canthal surgery with the advantages of higher canthal placement through a posterior approach.

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