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July 1976

Correction of Entropion From Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Use of Nasal Septum and Mucosa for Severely Cicatrized Eyelid Entropion

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Foundation Hospital, Birmingham, Ala.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(7):1154-1155. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040066012

• The resistant entropion, especially of the upper lid, that results from the persistent contraction of the conjunctiva after Stevens-Johnson syndrome is difficult to correct. Grafts of buccal mucosa have relieved this condition for only a few weeks or months. Because of the rigidity of the nasal septum, a sector of this structure, with the perichondrium and mucosa intact on one side, has been grafted into the posterior layer of the upper lid at the margin to turn the lashes and skin away from the globe. For more than two years postoperatively, this graft of septal mucosa has relieved patients of their entropion, and from all indications this correction will be permanent.