Medial canthoplasty for optimum support of the lower eyelid in 14 patients.

@article{Mauriello1996MedialCF,
  title={Medial canthoplasty for optimum support of the lower eyelid in 14 patients.},
  author={Joseph A. Mauriello and Ramin Mostafavi},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery and lasers},
  year={1996},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={869-75}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Medial canthoplasty surgically fuses the upper and lower lids medial to the puncta. The authors modified the procedure by inserting a temporary lacrimal stent in order to avoid kinking and scar contracture of the canaliculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS A medial canthoplasty successfully corrected lower eyelid laxity in 14 patients with the following conditions: (1) exposure and/or neurotrophic keratitis with medial ectropion and/or retraction of the lower eyelid (11… CONTINUE READING