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Upper lid loading with dermis graft and levator weakening. Management of lagophthalmos due to facial palsy

Upper lid loading with dermis graft and levator weakening. Management of lagophthalmos due to facial palsy

Ophthalmologica. Journal International d'Ophtalmologie. International Journal of Ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde 171(6): 419-424

A method to protect the cornea in case of lagophthalmos is presented, consisting in weighting the upper eyelid with dermis graft, combined with a weakening of the levator palpebrae. The technique is described, and the method is discussed versus other methods of upper lid loading.

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