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The surgical treatment of lagophthalmos in lepers

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Lagophthalmos threatens the leper's eye with keratitis and subsequent blindness. This major surgical problem can be approached in several ways. Various techniques are presented. These include static operations (lateral tarsorraphy, medial tarsorraphy and canthoplasty, blepharoplasty of Kuhnt-Szymanowski) as well as dynamic operations (such as Gillies' temporalis transfer, with its modifications, and the palpebral encirclement with silicone thread of Arion).

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Maillard, G.F., Chamay, A. The surgical treatment of lagophthalmos in lepers. Chir Plastica 3, 113–123 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00274245

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Silicone
  • Blindness
  • Static Operation
  • Keratitis