Reconstructive Surgery for Eyelid Defects

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Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA, volume 6)

Abstract

With a depleting ozone layer and increasing ultraviolet radiation exposure, the incidence of eyelid cancers is on the rise, and we can expect a growing need for eyelid reconstruction. Several reconstructive techniques may be appropriate for a particular eyelid defect. The choice of procedure by the surgeon depends on the patient’s age, the degree of eyelid laxity and quality of eyelid skin, the location and size of the defect, and the surgeon’s preference. Regardless of the surgical procedure chosen, the goals of the procedure should be restoration of both the anatomy and the dynamic function of the eyelid, creation of a stable eyelid margin, acceptable vertical eyelid height, adequate eyelid closure, smooth posterior epithelial surface, and maximum cosmesis and symmetry.

Keywords

Titanium Ozone Shrinkage Expense Crest 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Head and Neck SurgeryThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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