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Eyelid eversion for visualisation of the upper eyelid lamellae: an anatomical cadaver study


Controversy persists in surgical eyelid anatomy despite the routine use of microanatomical examination in modern eyelid research. The aim of our study was to facilitate visualisation of upper eyelid anatomy by optimising the orientation of cadaveric specimens. We studied the anatomy of everted eyelids, providing an excellent histological view of the posterior approach to the eyelid commonly used in surgery. Non-traumatic separation of the eyelid lamellae provides a new view of the eyelid's lamellar nature. Further application of this model may enhance understanding of the multilayered aspect of the levator aponeurosis. The technique may improve intraoperative understanding of critical eyelid anatomy and promote safer and more effective eyelid surgery.

  • Eyelids
  • anatomy and histology
  • cadaver
  • blepharoptosis
  • levator palpebrae aponeurosis
  • orbit
  • retina
  • degeneration
  • inflammation
  • medical education
  • wound healing
  • eye (tissue) banking
  • iris
  • tears
  • prosthesis
  • pathology
  • lacrimal gland
  • lacrimal drainage
  • cosmesis
  • treatment other
  • ocular surface
  • muscles
  • imaging
  • ciliary body
  • anatomy
  • treatment surgery
  • choroid
  • neoplasia
  • eye lids

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