It is needless to say that the faulty position of the lid border induced by trachoma and known as entropium, can be treated only by operations. And it is also unnecessary to state that there is scarcely any other malformation of the human body for which a greater number of operations has been invented. Yet it is hardly reasonable to suppose that a condition so typical as the trachoma entropium could be treated with equal success by methods based upon widely different principles.
It is certainly very desirable that some order be brought into this chaos, and I believe this task is not so difficult as it may appear, if we clearly formulate our demands of what, in our judgment, a rational operation for entropium should and should not do.
The first condition we must insist upon, is that we should always take into serious consideration the cosmetic effect of
HOTZ FC. THE TREATMENT OF THE MALPOSITION OF THE LID BORDER IN TRACHOMA. JAMA. 1898;XXX(3):126–127. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440550014001f
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