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November 1952


AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(5):624-626. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010635010

APPROXIMATELY a year ago a new operation for the relief of senile entropion was reported.1 It had been used in 14 lid operations, with no recurrences. The purpose of the present, short paper is (1) to report further on these cases, (2) to add five cases to the total, and (3) to submit a modification of the original technique.

Of the 10 patients with 14 lid operations reported in detail a year ago, 8 (11 lids) have been under observation throughout the past year. There have been no recurrences. Since the report an additional five lids (in four patients) with senile entropion have been operated on with the technique previously reported. Three patients are doing well; one, with bilateral entropion, had a recurrence.

Four weeks after operation there was a recurrence of the entropion in the third recent case, in which both lids had been repaired at the same