Tarsomarginal graft in upper eyelid coloboma repair

Erika Hoyama, Vanessa Limawararut, Raman Malhotra, James Muecke, Dinesh Selva

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Eyelid colobomas are congenital defects caused by failure of fusion of the mesodermal lid folds.1,2 The timing and approach to surgical repair depend on the severity of the defect and exposure keratopathy.1-7 Tarsomarginal grafts have been well described in eyelid reconstructions following tumor excision.8,9 Descriptions of lid coloboma repair using this approach are limited.8,9 We describe a series of upper lid colobomas repaired with the tarsomarginal graft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-501
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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