Horizontal skin wound closure in full thickness eyelid excision
Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 36, Issue 8, pages 709–711, November 2008
How to Cite
Rosser, P. and McCormick, A. (2008), Horizontal skin wound closure in full thickness eyelid excision. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 36: 709–711. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2008.01894.x
- Issue online: 29 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2008
- Received 20 February 2008; accepted 14 October 2008.
The direct closure of full thickness lid margin defects is well described. The most popular method of closing this defect is to convert it to a pentagon by excising a triangle of skin and muscle below. The resultant scar is perpendicular to relaxed skin tension lines and may be cosmetically obvious. An alternative technique is presented whereby a horizontal subciliary incision is extended either side of the defect. After undermining and minimal excision the skin is closed leaving a horizontal linear subciliary scar, parallel to relaxed skin tension lines.