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April 1973

Pinch Technique for Repair of Cosmetic Eyelid Deformities

Author Affiliations

Irvine, Calif; Los Angeles; Irvine, Calif
From the University of California, Irvine (Drs. Parkes and Brennan), and the University of Southern California—Los Angeles County Medical Center and Cedars —Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (Dr. Fein).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(4):324-328. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040326014

A solution is present to the problem of accurately judging the amount of skin to be resected in various lid deformities. The technique is to inject hyaluronidase mixed with the local anesthetic at least 30 minutes prior to surgery and to then pinch the skin into a ridge until an eversion of the lid is about to be produced. The ridge will remain standing and can be excised with a scissors. Deformities of the brow, the infrabrow area (the upper and lower lids), and the infraorbital areas are discussed.

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