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January 1971

Repair of Cicatricial Entropion of Upper Eyelids

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis; Birmingham, Ala
From the Eye Foundation Hospital, Birmingham, Ala.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(1):82-89. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050084013

Four surgical techniques, utilizing mucous membrane grafts, collagen film, and eyelid structures anterior to the tarsal plate, are designed to correct severe cicatricial entropion resulting from (1) severe contraction of the tarsoconjunctiva, (2) tarsal scar involving the eyelid margin only, (3) loss of tarsi, and (4) levator resection for ptosis correction by the conjunctival approach. Adapting the surgical procedure to the specific type of deformity present produced satisfactory cosmetic and functional results and improved vision.