Defect of the Eyelids

Guanning Nina Lu, Ron W. Pelton, Clinton D. Humphrey, John David Kriet

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Eyelid defects disrupt the complex natural form and function of the eyelids and present a surgical challenge. Detailed knowledge of eyelid anatomy is essential in evaluating a defect and composing a reconstructive plan. Numerous reconstructive techniques have been described, including primary closure, grafting, and a variety of local flaps. This article describes an updated reconstructive ladder for eyelid defects that can be used in various permutations to solve most eyelid defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-392
Number of pages16
JournalFacial plastic surgery clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2017


  • Eyelid anatomy
  • Eyelid defects
  • Eyelid flaps
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Post-MOHS reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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