The drawstring temporary tarsorrhaphy technique.

Archives of ophthalmology

PubMedID: 11831921

Kitchens J, Kinder J, Oetting T. The drawstring temporary tarsorrhaphy technique. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(2):187-90.
Tarsorrhaphy is used for the treatment of severe ocular surface disorders and cases of ocular exposure. Temporary tarsorrhaphy has been shown to aid in the healing of corneal epithelial defects. A variety of temporary techniques have been suggested that allow closure for epithelial healing but also allow access to the eye. The drawstring temporary tarsorrhaphy uses rubber bolsters and 6-0 prolene sutures passed through the eyelid margin. This modification of the temporary tarsorrhaphy allows for complete closure of the eyelids while providing easy opening and closing. In addition, this technique is easy to perform in almost any setting.