The Correction of Involutional Entropion of Eyelid by Lateral Strip Procedure

  • K Balaji
  • V Balaji
  • G Kummararaj
Keywords: Everting sutures, involutional entropion, lateral canthotomy, lateral strip procedure, tarsal plate

Abstract

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
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