Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 19(3); 2005 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 2005;19(3):161-167.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.2005.19.3.161    Published online September 30, 2005.
Correction of Lower Lid Retraction Combined with Entropion using an Ear Cartilage Graft in the Anophthalmic Socket.
Jun Woong Moon, Ho Kyung Choung, Sang In Khwarg
1Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. khwarg@snu.ac.kr
2Artificial Eye Center of Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
To investigate the surgical results of an ear cartilage graft and supplemental procedures for correcting lower lid retraction combined with entropion in anophthalmic patients. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively the medical records of 7 anophthalmic patients with lower lid retraction and entropion, who received a posterior lamellar ear cartilage graft and one or both of lateral tarsal strip or eyelash-everting procedure between March 1998 and March 2003. Preoperative and postoperative lid and socket statuses were also investigated. RESULTS: Ear cartilage grafts were performed in all 7 patients, lateral tarsal strips in 6, and eyelash-everting procedures in 5. Postoperative follow-up durations ranged from 4 to 28 months (average 12.6 months). Retractions were corrected during follow-up in all patients. There were no cases of entropion immediately after surgery. However, the eyelashes of the lower lid returned to an upright position in 4 patients, but not so severe as to touch the ocular prosthesis, and thus did not require surgical correction during follow up. CONCLUSIONS: Lower lid retraction combined with entropion in anophthalmic patients can be corrected effectively using an ear cartilage graft with selective, supplemental procedures.
Key Words: Anophthalmos;Ear cartilage graft;Eyelash-everting procedure;Lateral tarsal strip;Lower lid retraction combined with entropion
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