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Tarsorrhaphy and Eyelid Traction Sutures

  • Steven Fagien
Chapter

Abstract

Tarsorrhaphy is the surgical fusion of the upper and lower eyelid margins. It may be permanent or temporary. It is most commonly performed to protect the cornea from a number of corneal and eyelid disorders.

Keywords

Tarsorrhaphy Temporary suture tarsorrhaphy Eyelid traction suture Corneal exposure 

Supplementary material

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Video 29.1 Permanent tarsorrhaphy. Courtesy of Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS. http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum/video/plastics/2/Lateral-tarsorrhaphy.htm (MP4 120139 kb)
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Video 29.2 Temporary tarsorrhaphy. Courtesy of Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS. http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum/video/plastics/2/Temporary-bolster-tarsorrhaphy.htm (MP4 74340 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aesthetic Eyelid Plastic SurgeryBoca RatonUSA

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