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April 1943


Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(4):634. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880160124010

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The reluctance patients have for operative procedures, especially when the promise for relief is meager, has prompted me to report a simple procedure for an annoying condition known as entropion. Operation does not give satisfactory results, and often the disfigurement is disturbing to the patient. That a correction must be made of the disturbance every ophthalmologist knows. Besides the annoying symptoms which accompany it, there are the serious complications which may attend it, especially epiphora, erosion of the cornea and ulcers, with their consequences, which may prove fatal to the eye.

Recently I had a patient, an elderly man, who had severe conjunctivitis followed by entropion. All recognized nonoperative procedures were carried out but were of no avail. Operation was refused. I finally conceived the idea of having a spectacle frame made with a small attachment to the lower rim so adapted that slight pressure was exerted on the lower

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