Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar-Apr;29(2):137-8. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31827f5ab4.

Diagonal tarsal suture technique sine marginal sutures for closure of full-thickness eyelid defects.

Author information

1
Solano Dermatology Associates, Fairfield, California 94534, USA. andrea.willey@mac.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Precise apposition of the tarsal plates and meticulous alignment of the eyelid margins are essential to ensure a seamless repair and avoid notching of the eyelid margin. The authors present a simple and reliable technique that firmly apposes and precisely aligns the eyelid margin in the x, y, and z axes, obviating the need for marginal sutures.

METHODS:

A retrospective audit of electronic medical records was performed for all patients who underwent reconstructive procedures that included the repair of a full-thickness defect in the eyelid margin using the diagonal suture technique from 2003 to 2012.

RESULTS:

Of the 652 surgeries performed in the past 9 years, 9 incidences of notching occurred, all of which were associated with infections.

CONCLUSIONS:

The diagonal tarsal suture technique is a simple and effective method for the repair of full-thickness defects with a high degree of patient satisfaction.

PMID:
23470517
DOI:
10.1097/IOP.0b013e31827f5ab4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Loading ...
    Support Center