Partial and Total Reconstruction of the Lower Eyelid

Charles E. Iliff, Nicholas T. Iliff

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Our techniques for reconstruction of the lower lid are based on the maintenance of tarsal support in the reconstructed lid. The surgical approach is dictated by the position and extent of the defect produced by tumor excision. Lysis of the extension of the lateral canthal ligament to the lower lid allows closure of small, full-thickness defects. Mobilization of tarsal remnants by temporal advancement flaps provides for closure of larger defects. An advancement flap of split-thickness upper lid tarsus is combined with a pedicle flap of skin from the upper lid for total lower lid reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-278
Number of pages7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980


  • lid tumors
  • lower lid reconstruction
  • plastic repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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