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October 1974

Surgical Correction of Severe Cicatricial Ectropion Caused by Chickenpox

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Section on Oculoplastic Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(4):307-308. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010317010

A case of severe bilateral ciccatricial ectropion occurred secondary to keloid formation from massive, superimposed pyoderma related to chickenpox eruptions. The immune deficiency disease is an etiological factor. The surgical correction of the lid deformities consisted of infralash incision, lysis adhesions, horizontal shortening, and full-thickness skin grafting.