Management of lower lid entropion by adjustable sutures
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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Management of lower lid entropion by adjustable sutures

4th International Conference and Expo on Cosmetology & Trichology

June 22-24, 2015 Philadelphia, USA

Sameera Irfan

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Introduction: There are many surgical techniques to correct involutional entropion, but they either lead to over-correction or recurrence. A new surgical technique is described here thattakes care of both these problems. Materials & Methods: In a prospective study done at an Oculoplastic unit, 25 consecutive cases of involutional entropion with no remarkable horizontal lid laxity were included. There were 16 primary cases and 9 recurrent. The mean age of patients was 67.5+/-7.4 yrs. (S.D) with a range of 56 - 78 yrs. All were operated by a single surgeon (SI) using theprocedure described below. They were reviewed at 1 week, 6 weeks and 1year postoperatively.The position of lower lid was recorded at each visit. Surgical Technique: Under local anesthetic infiltration, skin incision was made 4 mm below the lash line,extending from lower punctum to lateral canthus. Orbicularis muscle was split; inferiororbital septum was divided to expose lower lid retractor complex. It was opposed to thelower border of tarsal plate by two 6/0 vicryl sutures tied in slipknots kept outside theskin wound. The skin was closed with continuous vicryl suture. The next morning, ifover-correction noted, the knots were opened, the lid was gently massaged upwards;this loosened the sutures and the overcorrection was un-done. The sutures were tiedand ends cut short. Results: Out of 25 cases, 9 (36%) needed correction. On repeat follow-up, none of thepatients developed recurrence or overcorrection. Conclusion: This is a simple technique, easy to learn, avoids recurrence and overcorrection

Biography :

Sameera Irfan is a Consultant Oculoplastics Surgeon & Strabismologist, in Mughal Eye Trust Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. She completed her MBBS from Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan and she is a gold medalist in ophthalmology. She is an active member of various societies like, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Surgeons, Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan, Pakistan Oculoplastic Association, Pakistan Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology, All India Ophthalmological Society, Oculoplastic Association of India.