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Medical canthal resection: an effective long-term cure for medial ectropion.
  1. T. J. Sullivan and
  2. J. R. Collin
  1. Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.


    The results of 37 medial canthal resection procedures performed for the correction of severe paralytic or involutional medial ectropion are presented with an average follow-up of 5.4 years. Epiphora was improved in 33 out of the 37 cases and all but one patient had an anatomically improved lid-globe apposition, medial canthal angle, and posterofixation of the medial canthus. These results confirmed the long-term value of the operation.

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