• Previously described surgical techniques for distichiasis correction are likely to have complications of trichiasis, entropion, and eyelid margin distortion. A new technique to remove distichiasis eyelashes through a tarsoconjunctival trapdoor achieves a satisfactory functional and cosmetic result and decreases the likelihood of these complications.
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