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Correction of senile entropion using holmium laser
Author(s): Mariusz Kecik; Dariusz Kecik; Jan Kasprzak; Malgorzata Brodecka
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Paper Abstract

Ninety-eight patients were included in clinical trials. They were divided into 3 groups, depending on the severity of lower lid inversion. Eighteen patients were included in the group with mild lid inversion; 59 patients had moderate lid inversion and in 21 patients the inversion was severe. Additionally, the patients were subdivided into two groups, according to their age - up to and above the age of 69 years. In both age groups, patients with moderate entropion predominated. All patients underwent photocoagulation of the lower lid. Post-operative wound healing took about 14 days. The effect was described as good when the position of the lid returned to normal with the lashes at an angle of about 45° to the free edge of the eyelid. When the position of the eyelid was normal with the lashes at an angle of about 60° or more to the edge of the lid and not rubbing against the globe, the effect was considered satisfactory. When the inversion of the lid was not corrected, the effect was unsatisfactory. Good effects were seen in 61% of patients, 21% of the patients demonstrated satisfactory effects and in 18% the outcome was unsatisfactory. The best results were observed in patients with mild entropion, aged 69 years and younger.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5229, Laser Technology VII: Applications of Lasers, (6 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.520606
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Mariusz Kecik, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Dariusz Kecik, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Jan Kasprzak, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Malgorzata Brodecka, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5229:
Laser Technology VII: Applications of Lasers
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz; Ryszard Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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