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Article
June 1978

Involutional EntropionA Review With Evaluation of a Procedure

Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco. Dr Collin is now with the Marshfields Eye Hospital, London.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(6):1058-1064. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050578018
Abstract

• The pathophysiologic changes that lead to involutional entropion are discussed. The Quickert entropion operation gives good results because it rectifies the effect of enophthalmos; it restricts the upward movement of the preseptal muscle; it repairs the relaxation or disinsertion of the lower eyelid retractors; and it corrects the buckling of the upper tarsal border. Using this procedure, the recurrence rate of 3.7% is comparable with that of other procedures.

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