|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Combined Surgical Procedure for the Treatment of Involutional Entropion and Ectropion of the Lower Lid
Emesz M., Wohlfart C., Zschock W., Grabner G.
Purpose: Fifty patients with involutional entropion and 25 patients with ectropion without laxity of the medial canthal tendon were treated with a combined surgical procedure at the Landesaugenklinik Salzburg. Under local anesthesia the lower limb of the lateral canthal tendon was cut. The horizontal lid laxity was corrected with a lateral tarsal sling. For the entropion we combined this procedure with a full thickness horizontal transverse incision and everting sutures (Wies' procedure). For the ectropion an excision of a horizontal "diamond" of tarsoconjunctiva was added medially to invert the punctum.