January 1978

Surgical Repair of Prolapsed Lacrimal Glands

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College (Dr Smith), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (Dr Petrelli).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(1):113-114. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050069017

• Herniation of the lacrimal gland is a condition that occurs unilaterally or bilaterally. Either or both lobes of the lacrimal gland may prolapse. Orbital lobe prolapse may be associated with blepharochalasis, a disease of puberty. We developed a surgical technique for the repair of prolapsed lacrimal glands. It is important to have adequate hemostasis and closure of the orbital septum.