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A Practical Lid Retraction Suture

A Practical Lid Retraction Suture Abstract A NEW TYPE of lid retraction suture for ocular surgery has been used as follows: one needle of a double-armed 4-0 silk suture is passed along the conjunctival surface of the lid to pierce the entire thickness of the lid, to appear 1 mm above the level of the upper margin of the tarsal plate, and emerging through the skin at the junction of the inner and middle thirds of the length of the lid (Fig 1). The second needle is carried out in the same manner at the junction of the middle and outer thirds of the lid, leaving the loop of the suture partly embracing the conjunctival surface of the middle third of the lid (Fig 1). The loop is carried across the lid margin, pulled to the desired level, and attached together with the previously passed sutures down to the towels with a hemostat (Fig 2). If http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

A Practical Lid Retraction Suture

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 80 (2) – Aug 1, 1968

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1968.00980050225015
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Abstract

Abstract A NEW TYPE of lid retraction suture for ocular surgery has been used as follows: one needle of a double-armed 4-0 silk suture is passed along the conjunctival surface of the lid to pierce the entire thickness of the lid, to appear 1 mm above the level of the upper margin of the tarsal plate, and emerging through the skin at the junction of the inner and middle thirds of the length of the lid (Fig 1). The second needle is carried out in the same manner at the junction of the middle and outer thirds of the lid, leaving the loop of the suture partly embracing the conjunctival surface of the middle third of the lid (Fig 1). The loop is carried across the lid margin, pulled to the desired level, and attached together with the previously passed sutures down to the towels with a hemostat (Fig 2). If

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1968

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