Advancing Tarsoconjunctival Flaps from the Same Lid

  • Milton Boniuk


Eyelid reconstruction requires separate reconstruction of the anterior and posterior lamella. Posterior lamella may be reconstructed with a number of techniques. Advancement of a tarsoconjunctival flap from the same eyelid is an option in posterior lamellar reconstruction and has the advantage of the avoidance of a donor site and not closing the eyelids postoperatively. This technique can be used for reconstruction of up to 60% defects. Reconstruction of the anterior lamella can then be performed with either local flaps or free grafts, as the flap provides a vascularized bed.


Eyelid reconstruction Tarsoconjunctival flap Advancement flap 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton Boniuk
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  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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