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    Lateral Tarsal Strip


    As an homage to Dr. Rick Anderson, who pioneered the lateral tarsal strip procedure and who recently passed away, Dr. Richard Allen demonstrates how to perform this procedure. The importance of being comfortable with performing a lateral tarsal strip cannot be overemphasized, as it is truly the workhorse of lower eyelid surgery. For any functional lower eyelid surgery, it is very common to perform a lateral tarsal strip to stabilize the eyelid. One should pay attention to the axial position of the globe, as placement of the lateral lower eyelid should be relatively higher for prominent eyes and not too high for eyelids that are relatively enophthalmic. The lateral upper eyelid can be incorporated in the surgery to prevent imbrication of the upper eyelid over the lower eyelid.

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