J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2000 May;41(5):1224-1228.

Repair of Telecanthus with Titanium Miniplate in Blepharophimosis Syndrome

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon Medical College, Gil Medical Center, Korea.
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Telecanthus in congenital blepharophimosis has traditionally been repaired with conventional methods such as medial canthal tendon tucking and transnasal wiring.We report 2 cases of patients with telecanthus who underwent repair with titanium miniplate. After the anterior limb of medial canthal tendon was dissected, its insertion site was drilled and a titanium miniplate was fixed with screws.The dissected medial canthal tendon was fixed with 4-0 mersilene to a miniplate hole.After the surgery, we obtained a mean decrease of 11 mmin intermedial canthal distance and no complications except scar in incision site. We believe that this procedure has advantages such as short operation time, precise placement of the medial canthal tendon.For these reasons, it seems to be an excellent alternative to transnasal wiring, but considers this operation because of scar in incision site.

Keyword

Blepharophimosis; Telecanthus; Miniplate

MeSH Terms

Blepharophimosis*
Cicatrix
Extremities
Humans
Tendons
Titanium*
Titanium
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