Involutional entropion: a retrospective analysis of the Wies procedure alone or combined with a horizontal shortening procedure

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991;7(4):273-7.


The surgical management of 95 cases of involutional entropion were reviewed to form this retrospective study. The 66 cases treated with the Wies procedure alone had a recurrence rate of 11%. The 29 cases treated with a combined procedure consisting of a Wies procedure with a lateral canthal horizontal shortening had no recurrences. All patients had a minimum of 6 months postoperative follow-up. The etiologic factors as they relate to the appropriate surgical procedures are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Entropion / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Suture Techniques