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Repositioning the Corners of the Eye

  • Michael Perry
  • Vickie Lee
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Abstract

Deformity involving the corners of the eye(s) (the canthi) is difficult to correct and affects an aesthetically important part of the face. The deformity can involve either the medial or lateral canthi in isolation or in some cases both. Depending on the original injury, deformity can also be unilateral or bilateral, localised or part of a more widespread problem involving the bridge of the nose, nasal septum, orbits, sinuses and lacrimal drainage system. All need careful assessment and treatment planning.

Keywords

Canthus Medial canthus Lateral canthus Canthopexy Lacrimal DCR Eyelid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Perry
    • 1
  • Vickie Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryRegional Unit Northwick Park and St Mary’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Oculoplastic SurgeryWestern Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS TrustMaryleboneUK

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