Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eyelid: tarsorrhaphy - temporary

Contributor(s): Keith Barnett, Paul E Miller, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • To provide physical support for the cornea and globe by completely covering it by temporarily suturing the eyelids together, thereby aiding its repair.
  • To decrease light passage.

Uses

  • Protection of cornea.
  • Corneal injury, wound or healing .
  • Photophobia (rare).

Advantages

  • Strong - lasts up to 10-14 days.
  • Unlikely to slip.
  • Can be undertaken in standing sedated horse.

Disadvantages

  • Through-and-through technique can   →   rubbing of cornea by sutures.
  • Unable to visualize and monitor cornea.
  • ? decreases concentrations of medications at cornea by physical obstruction.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Depends upon primary ocular problem.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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