Surgery for involutional entropion

Ophthalmic Surg. 1983 Apr;14(4):322-6.


Surgery for involutional entropion must correct horizontal eyelid laxity, vertical laxity, and overriding of the tarsus by the infra-tarsal tissues. The surgery should give lasting functional and pleasing cosmetic results. These goals are achieved with: 1) a blepharoplasty incision and reflection of a skin-muscle flap; 2) excision of a wedge of eyelid tissue at the lateral canthus; 3) barrier sutures or tuck of the retractors; 4) reattachment of the lid to the lateral orbital rim; and 5) excision of excess skin.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Entropion / surgery*
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Suture Techniques