Aim: To determine cosmetic and functional outcome following lateral strip procedure (LSP) for involutional entropion.
Materials and Methods: This study was a prospective analysis of 15 patients (20 eyelids) of involutional entropion, who needed surgical repair. After thorough evaluation, the surgical treatment (LSP) was done in all 15 patients.
Results: Cosmetic and functional outcome was excellent in all cases following LSP. No complications and recurrence were encountered in any case. Conclusions: LSP is simple, physiologic, easy and quick to perform as OPD procedure for involutional entropion under local anesthesia without hospitalization by a general ophthalmologist.
Key words: Everting sutures, involutional entropion, lateral canthotomy, lateral strip procedure, tarsal