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July 1992

A Surgical Procedure to Minimize Lower-Eyelid Retraction With Inferior Rectus Recession

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(7):1011-1014. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080190117039

• Advancement of the capsulopalpebral head at the time of inferior rectus recession has been described as a technique to minimize postoperative lowereyelid retraction. In a prospective randomized masked clinical trial, this technique combined with inferior rectus recession was compared with inferior rectus recession alone, with respect to postoperative lower-eyelid retraction. The mean (±SD) postoperative lower-eyelid retraction was 0.7±82 mm for patients in whom the capsulopalpebral head was advanced, as opposed to 1.3±85 mm for the control group. This difference was statistically significant (Student's t =2.787; P =.006).