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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 469-470

Drawstring temporary tarsorrhaphy with tarsal internal fixation for corneal protection


1 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo, Japan
2 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
3 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Correspondence Address:
Maria Miura
MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2091_20

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For a 47-year-old woman presented with a persistent corneal ulcer that was refractory to antibiotic drugs and amniotic transplantation, we performed both drawstring temporary tarsorrhaphy with tarsal internal fixation of the upper lid. Two weeks postoperatively the epithelial defect was resolved. The eyelid did not exhibit any complications such as trichiasis or skin necrosis. A drawstring temporary tarsorrhaphy with tarsal internal fixation was an effective treatment for the protection of the ocular surface and can be used to treat persistent corneal epithelial defects and exposure keratopathy.


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