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October 1967


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Steubenville, Ohio

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(4):564. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030566026

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To the Editor.  —The transplantation of a full thickness graft from the opposite lid, to repair a defect created by removal of a tumor was described by Youens et al (Archives77:226 [Feb] 1967). In their case much of a lower lid defect was effectively filled.The procedure is not entirely original. Callahan (Archives45:539 [May] 1951) described a similar case, in which an upper lid defect was partially closed by pulling the edges together, the final defect filled by "free-grafting a section of the entire thickness of the other upper lid." Callahan's article is well illustrated, and the cosmetic result in both eyes four months postoperatively was excellent.

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