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January 1978

Excision of Distichiasis Eyelashes Through a Tarsoconjunctival Trapdoor

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(1):111-112. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050067016

• Previously described surgical techniques for distichiasis correction are likely to have complications of trichiasis, entropion, and eyelid margin distortion. A new technique to remove distichiasis eyelashes through a tarsoconjunctival trapdoor achieves a satisfactory functional and cosmetic result and decreases the likelihood of these complications.

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