Management of trichiasis with lid margin split and cryotherapy
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