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    Repositioning of the Lacrimal Gland


    Dr. Richard Allen demonstrates how to reposition the lacrimal gland in the event of a benign lacrimal prolapse during blepharoplasty. The orbital septum is opened laterally, and dissection is carried out between the lateral edge of the preaponeurotic fat and the medial edge of the lacrimal gland. Repositioning is then performed. Some physicians will biopsy the gland at the time of repositioning, but it is not common to find evidence of chronic inflammation,

    Financial Disclosures: Dr. Richard Allen discloses no financial relationships.