A comparative study of eyelid parameters in involutional entropion

Ross S. Benger*, David C. Musch

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Abstract

A comparative study of eyelid parameters reported to be important in involutional entropion was made. Males and females aged ≥65 years with normal eyelids, acute involutional entropion (history <6 weeks), and chronic involutional entropion (history ≥6 weeks) were entered into the study. Significant findings were increased vertical laxity in each entropion group and increased horizontal laxity in the chronic entropion group. The upper eyelid action had an essential role in the turning in of affected lower eyelids. The degree of pretarsal overriding in the lower eyelid was not a significant differentiating feature when the groups were compared. The findings of this comparative study provide the basis for suggesting the pathophysiology of involutional entropion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Keywords

  • Horizontal eyelid laxity
  • Involutional entropion
  • Pretarsal overriding
  • Upper eyelid action
  • Vertical eyelid laxity

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