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October 1986

Eyelid Tattooing, Intraocular Lenses, and Other Abominations of Nature

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(10):1426-1427. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220020003

To the Editor.  —It is most curious to me that the greatest objection to eyelid tattooing has been raised by those who are least likely to ever require this. Drs Anderson1 and Alpar2 have made their views on eyelid tattooing quite clear. It is my impression that these gentlemen understand neither the reason why women request this procedure nor the importance they place in its result. Residents are trained in blepharoplasty, and there has never been a great controversy over improving the cosmetic appearance of the eyes by this means. Blepharoplasty is performed by plastic surgeons and ophthalmic surgeons alike to improve the quality of one's appearance.

See also p 1434.  I have personally performed over 100 eyelid tattoos, and I have found the procedure delightful to me and delightful to my patients. No patient has ever lost an eyelash. Dr Alpar2 raised the question of why