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July 17, 1909

GALVANOCAUTERY PUNCTURE IN ECTROPION AND ENTROPION

Author Affiliations

Attending Surgeon, Wills Eye Hospital, Ophthalmic Surgeon, St. Joseph's Hospital PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1909;LIII(3):183-186. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550030007002d
Abstract

Ectropion and entropion, of mild degree, whether from interstitial shrinkage or from moderate cicatricial contracture, are so inefficiently remedied by our present operative measures that I have thought it desirable to present to the profession a simple procedure I have used for many years and from which I have never yet failed to secure the desired results.

There are many conditions which we can relieve by this procedure:

A. Spastic entropion or ectropion.

B. Senile or relaxed ectropion or entropion.

C. Paralytic ectropion.

D. Contraction from lachrymal irritation.

E. Moderate cicatricial contraction.

F. Small cicatricial distortions or dimplings.

G. Cases of distichiasis.

Many varieties of suture operations have been employed to relieve these conditions, but, while successful in some instances, they are quite inefficient in the larger proportion of cases.

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