2016-01: The Lateral Eyelid Flap: A One-Stage Technique for Eyelid Reconstruction
Eyelid reconstruction should be simple and efficaceous, and should also aim at both an optimal functional and cosmetic result. Priorities of eyelid reconstruction include maximizing the horizontal tension and minimising vertical tension. A one-step technique is preferred over a two step technique if the outcome is comparably good. A novel one-step technique for lower or upper eyelid reconstruction, the ‘lateral eyelid flap’, is descrtibed and the outcome of this procedure in a consecutive series of patients is reported.