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February 1985

Subtotal Reconstruction of the Upper Eyelid: A One-Stage Procedure Eliminating Temporary Lid Closure

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester (NY) School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(2):288-289. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050020140038

• Subtotal reconstruction of the upper eyelid may be achieved by using a semicircular flap at the lateral canthus combined with a medial sliding tarsal flap covered with a skin graft. This is a singlestage procedure that does not necessitate prolonged closure of the lids postoperatively.

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