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Eyelid Tattooing, Intraocular Lenses, and Other Abominations of Nature

Eyelid Tattooing, Intraocular Lenses, and Other Abominations of Nature Abstract To the Editor. —It is most curious to me that the greatest objection to eyelid tattooing has been raised by those who are least likely to ever require this. Drs Anderson1 and Alpar2 have made their views on eyelid tattooing quite clear. It is my impression that these gentlemen understand neither the reason why women request this procedure nor the importance they place in its result. Residents are trained in blepharoplasty, and there has never been a great controversy over improving the cosmetic appearance of the eyes by this means. Blepharoplasty is performed by plastic surgeons and ophthalmic surgeons alike to improve the quality of one's appearance. See also p 1434. I have personally performed over 100 eyelid tattoos, and I have found the procedure delightful to me and delightful to my patients. No patient has ever lost an eyelash. Dr Alpar2 raised the question of why References 1. Anderson RL: Eyelid tattooing: A sign of the times . Arch Ophthalmol 1985;103:1469-1471.Crossref 2. Alpar JJ: Eyelid tattooing: Is it here to stay? Arch Ophthalmol 1986;104:637.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Eyelid Tattooing, Intraocular Lenses, and Other Abominations of Nature

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 104 (10) – Oct 1, 1986

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220020003
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —It is most curious to me that the greatest objection to eyelid tattooing has been raised by those who are least likely to ever require this. Drs Anderson1 and Alpar2 have made their views on eyelid tattooing quite clear. It is my impression that these gentlemen understand neither the reason why women request this procedure nor the importance they place in its result. Residents are trained in blepharoplasty, and there has never been a great controversy over improving the cosmetic appearance of the eyes by this means. Blepharoplasty is performed by plastic surgeons and ophthalmic surgeons alike to improve the quality of one's appearance. See also p 1434. I have personally performed over 100 eyelid tattoos, and I have found the procedure delightful to me and delightful to my patients. No patient has ever lost an eyelash. Dr Alpar2 raised the question of why References 1. Anderson RL: Eyelid tattooing: A sign of the times . Arch Ophthalmol 1985;103:1469-1471.Crossref 2. Alpar JJ: Eyelid tattooing: Is it here to stay? Arch Ophthalmol 1986;104:637.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1986

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