Lateral Canthal Surgery

  • Seanna R. Grob
  • Jordan R. Conger
  • Jeremiah TaoEmail author


The lateral canthus is a complex region that requires a deep understanding of its structure and physiology for safe and effective oculofacial surgery. Aging, prior surgery, infection, neoplasm, and trauma are just some of the ways the lateral canthus can be altered. In this highly visible area, surgeries involving the lateral canthus impact function and appearance. Below, we detail the anatomy of the lateral canthus, preoperative considerations, and lateral canthal surgical techniques.


Lateral canthus Lateral canthal angle Canthal anchoring Canthopexy Canthoplasty Lateral tarsal strip Eyelid laxity Canthal dystopia 



Authors have no relevant financial disclosures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seanna R. Grob
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jordan R. Conger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeremiah Tao
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital SurgeryGavin Herbert Eye InstituteIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of California, Irvine, School of MedicineIrvineUSA

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