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February 1989

Lid Retraction Therapy With a Guanethidine Solution

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(2):169. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010175011

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To the Editor.  —Regarding the article on lid retraction by Gonnering in the August 1988 issue of the Archives, I noticed that the author has treated his patients with levator recession, a surgical procedure. I think it would be worth trying therapy with 5% guanethidine monosulfate (Ismelin) in such patients. I prepare it in my laboratory in a 5% or 10% solution.

Gonnering RS:  Pseudoretraction of the eyelid in thyroid-associated orbitopathy . Arch Ophthalmol 1988;106:1078-1080.Article