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November 1972

A Modified Tarrsorhaphy Technique

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Sciences, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(5):530-531. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030532012

A technique for lid closure replacing tarsorrhaphy uses a flap of inferior fornix conjunctiva sewn as a bridge to the upper lid. It avoids injury to the lid margin and to the tarsal skeleton of the lid.