Primary repair of eyelid lacerations

Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K (1962). 1978 Apr;98(1):75-80.


A brief outline of the principles of repair of eyelid wounds is given. The undesirable consequences of inexpert primary repair are contrasted with the near normal function and cosmesis obtained after repair carried out with the author's 5-layer suturing technique described here for the first time. It is emphasized that, provided there is no ocular perforation, waiting up to 48 hours to obtain optimal conditions for the operation does not affect the outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Emergencies
  • Eyelids / injuries*
  • Eyelids / surgery
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Suture Techniques