A study evaluating lid reconstructive surgeries

Somashekar P. Biradar, Shilpa S. Biradar, Manjunath Kamath, Gurudutt Kamath

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Background: Eyes are the most important aesthetic units in the human body. The increase in the number of patients who require reconstructive surgeries of the lid makes it imperative for the general ophthalmologists who have a limited experience in this field to acquire at least some knowledge about the basic principles of reconstructive surgeries. Aim of the Study: To study and evaluate the basic principles of lid reconstructive surgeries. Material and Methods: The study included 25 patients who attended the Department of Ophthalmology at KMC hospital, Mangalore. The study was conducted prospectively for a period of 2 years. The patients who were included were those who were diagnosed to have Entropion, Ectropion, Ptosis and Lid tumours, in the age group of 10-69 yrs. After taking a brief history and after the clinical examination, the patients were operated. The pre-op, intra-op and post-op photographs were taken. Histopathological examination was done for concerned cases. The patients were followed up for 2 months. Results: Our study included a total of 25 patients who underwent lid surgeries. The commonest was ectropion with 8 (32%) cases, followed by entropion, lid tumours and ptosis. Conclusion: An attempt has been made to find out the effective surgeries for the various lid disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-745
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 22-08-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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