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January 1990

A Simple and Reliable Technique for Permanent Lateral Tarsorrhaphy

Author Affiliations

From the Cornea Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Eye Research Institute of Retina Foundation, Boston, Mass (Dr Stamler); and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine (Dr Tse). Dr Stamler is now in private practice in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(1):125-127. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070030131044

• A simple and reliable technique for permanent tarsorrhaphy is described that has many advantages over previously reported techniques. It produces a stable and permanent lid adhesion without the use of nonabsorbable sutures or bolsters that require removal, and it can be opened at any time without lash loss, trichiasis, epidermalization of the lid margin, or scarring of the anterior lamella.