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April 1973

Combined Operation for Facial Palsy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Retina Research, Retina Foundation, Boston. Dr. Banuelos is on leave from Valladolid University, Valladolid, Spain.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(4):329-331. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040331015

A surgical technique for cases of longterm facial palsy is described. An elastic element is included in both eyelids to give them mobility. This is accompanied by correction of ectropion of the lower lid and of ptosis of the eyebrow.