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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.
Milic MM. FULL THICKNESS LID TRANSPLANT. Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;78(4):564. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980030566026