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October 1977

A Warning Regarding the Fasanella Procedure

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Aptos, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(10):1885. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100187026

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To the Editor.—On the basis of a poor result, I would like to propose a caveat regarding the sutureless Fasanella procedure that was described by my colleague Dr Lewis Lauring in the April Archives (95:671-674, 1977; also Am J Ophthalmol 80:778, 1975).

At the outset, I would like to state that I consider Dr Lauring one of the most innovative men in the field of oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery, and that this letter is meant to be purely constructive. I will never be able to present a series of such cases, because I will never again attempt another sutureless Fasanella procedure. I deeply regret that I did not have a camera available to document the results. I do not question for a moment the veracity of Dr Lauring's reports, in which he achieved good results in 11 of 12 cases, but I was unfortunate enough to get my first

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