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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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ROJAS RONDON, Irene et al. Severe palpebral trauma. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2019, vol.32, n.4, e766.  Epub 15-Feb-2020. ISSN 0864-2176.

The anatomical location of the eyelids predisposes them to be frequently damaged by traumatic causes. The evolution of a patient aged 22 years is reported, who was referred at Ramón Pando Ferrer Cuban Institute of Ophthalmology for presenting severe eyelid trauma in his left eye caused by a wire. The ophthalmological examination showed a large flap of the upper eyelid, which hung fixed from the temporal portion. Horizontal wound of the aponeurosis of the upper eyelid elevator, with an abnormal fracture, which extended to the entire eyelid, as well as section of the upper canaliculus, was found. The diagnosis of severe avulsive wound was confirmed, with involvement of the palpebral free edge and section of the upper canaliculus. Surgical behavior was decided: eyelid reconstruction, which included aponeurosis of the upper eyelid lift muscle, upper canaliculus with bicanalicular probe and palpebral free edge. During the follow-up, good aesthetic and functional results were observed. The knowledge of the eyelid anatomy and a thorough reconstruction of the eyelid tissues allow excellent post-surgical results in severe eyelid trauma.

Palabras clave : Eyelid trauma; canalicular section; eyelid reconstruction.

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