Management of Lower-Lid Retraction With Hard-Palate Mucosa Grafting

Robert C. Kersten, Dwight R. Kulwin, Shmuel Levartovsky, Harry Tiradellis, David T. Tse

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Lower eyelid retraction is frequently managed by recession of the lower-lid retractors and interposition of a “spacer graft.” We have used hard-palate mucosa as our spacer material in 25 eyelids of 18 patients. A graft twice the height of the measured amount of lid retraction was used and resulted in predictable, satisfactory results. The hard-palate mucosa was easily obtained and the donor site healed well in all patients, with minimal care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1343
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes


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