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November 1995

Wedge Resection of Eyelid Margin in the Treatment of Abnormal Eyelid Margins

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(11):1458-1459. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100110118035

Widened, hypertrophic, erythematous eyelid margins occasionally occur secondary to congenital anomalies or previous surgical procedures. When a fullthickness resection of the eyelid is not possible because of horizontal tightness of the lid, it is possible to excise a wedge of the eyelid margin itself. This procedure was successful in decreasing widened, hypertrophic, erythematous eyelid margins in three patients.