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Am J Ophthalmol. 1999 Jan;127(1):67-71.

Tarsal margin rotation with posterior lamella superadvancement for the management of cicatricial entropion of the upper eyelid.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, 94143-0730, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report the efficacy of tarsal margin rotation with posterior lamella superadvancement in the management of cicatricial entropion of the upper eyelid.

METHODS:

In 15 consecutive patients, 22 eyelids with cicatricial entropion were managed with tarsal margin rotation and posterior lamella superadvancement. In a retrospective study, the technique and results were evaluated.

RESULTS:

In all 22 upper eyelids, the normal eyelashes rotated away from the surface of the eye. Mean follow-up was 12.9 +/- 12.4 months (range, 1 to 48 months). One eyelid developed buckling of the tarsus. Three eyelids needed electrolysis to treat isolated metaplastic cilia posterior to the normal lash line.

CONCLUSIONS:

Tarsal margin rotation with posterior lamella superadvancement appears to be effective in managing cicatricial entropion of the upper lid.

PMID:
9933001
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