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Management of trichiasis with lid margin split and cryotherapy

Authors Khafagy A, Mahmoud, Fouchan F

Received 6 July 2012

Accepted for publication 16 August 2012

Published 9 November 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 1815—1817

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S35678

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Amr Khafagy,1 Mostafa Mahmoud Mostafa,2 Fathi Fooshan3

1Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; 3Department of Ophthalmology, Misr University for Science and Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Purpose: To evaluate outcomes of lid margin split with cryotherapy to the anterior lid lamella for treating trichiasis.
Methods: This prospective study included 20 eyelids of ten patients with trichiasis who were treated with lid margin split and cryotherapy. All patients were followed up for 6 months.
Results: Eighteen eyelids (90%) were successfully treated, and two eyelids (10%) developed recurrence within the follow-up period.
Conclusion: Lid margin split with cryotherapy is an effective and safe method for treating trichiasis.

Keywords: trichiasis, lid margin split, cryotherapy

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