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September 1978

Trachomatous Entropion Correction-Reply

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Bangkok, Thailand

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(9):1700. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060306027

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In Reply.  —From the rather limited experience we have had with Professor Blaskovics's inversio tarsi procedure, we are unhappy with the excision of the levator muscle from the upper border and the twitching of the muscle on inversion of the tarsus. As we all know, the fornix in severe trachomatous entropion is very shallow and is extremely difficult to evert, while the conjunctiva and tarsus are severely shortened as a result of scarring. Our goal is to get the best result from the simplest possible method.

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