Title

Temporary Tarsorrhaphy "Zipper".

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1992

Abstract

Reconstructive eyelid procedures on occasion justify the concomitant use of a temporary, reversible tarsorrhaphy to provide corneal protection. A dilemma ensues in the trauma patient when frequent neurological evaluations simultaneously requires examination of the pupils. To circumvent the inconvenience of repeated suturing of the eyelids as in an occlusive suture, a technique with the facility of the opening and closing of a zipper is reviewed that allows rapid removal and reestablishment of the desired temporary tarsorrhaphy.

Volume

28

Issue

5

First Page

488

Last Page

490

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

1622026

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article