A clinical study of ectropion and entropion.

Vasumathi, K (2006) A clinical study of ectropion and entropion. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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INTRODUCTION The eye is one of the delicate organs in the body. It is situated within the bony orbit and is protected by the walls of the orbit. The eyelids are the important structures that protect the eyeball apart from the orbit. The eyelid malpositions are of a common occurrence now a days. Meticulous repair of these malpositions is essential for restoration of eyelid form and function. A detailed knowledge of the eyelid anatomy is essential for the surgeon to be able to achieve a good repair. Various surgical modalities are available for the correction of the eyelid malpositions such as ectropion and entropion. We shall have a overview of the eyelid anatomy and its malpositions in this thesis work. AIM OF THE STUDY: To analyse the incidence of different types of ectropion and entropion To analyse the various clinical presentations of ectropion and entropion To analyse the various surgical procedures and also to find out the procedures which can be easily performed even by a general ophthalmologist in the correction of ectropion and entropion. To assess the outcome of surgical repair of ectropion and entropion MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted at the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Govt. Ophthalmic Hospital, Egmore, Chennai from Jan 2005 to March 2006 for a period of 15 months. The patients presenting to the OPD with ectropion and entropion especially needing the surgical repair were taken up for the study. Inclusion Criteria: 1. Various clinical patterns of ectropion and entropion. 2. Presentation with trichiasis and distichiasis. SUMMARY: • Males were involved in 56% of the cases. Females were involved in 44% of the cases. 81% of the affected patients were in the age group of > 50yrs. 17% of the affected patients were between 10-50yrs. 2% were < 10yrs 72% of the reported cases were ectropion. 28% of the cases were Entropion. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS: Out of the different presentations of ectropion, the involutional type was found to be the commonest presentation. The commonly performed surgical procedure for involutional type of ectropion was the lateral strip procedure. The outcome of the surgery was good in almost all the cases. CONCLUSION: Ectropion and entropion of the lids is more or less equally distributed in both the sex. Most of the affected patients were above 50 yrs. It shows that involutional type of ectropion and entropion is more common.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ectropion; entropion; eyelid anatomy; malpositions
Subjects: MEDICAL > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 10:57
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3115

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