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October 1971


Author Affiliations

San Jose Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(4):483. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010485023

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To the Editor.  —It has been brought to my attention that Morris Feldstein, MD, New York, has reported a technique in Ophthalmic Surgery (1:20-23, 1970) entitled "Repair of Senile Entropion," which is similar to the technique I reported (Arch Ophthal85:304-305, 1971). The most significant difference in technique is that Dr. Feldstein tucks the capsulopalpebral (inferior tarsal) fascia in addition to creating a cicatricial barrier between the orbicularis and the lower eyelid retractors. We have not found this necessary for mild, intermittent, or acute entropion.Dr. Feldstein's technique would probably be more effective than ours in severe or well-established entropion. We have preferred other surgical procedures for this category of entropion, but I would strongly recommend that this extremely safe procedure be more widely tried.

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