Preoperative photo shows a full-thickness eyelid laceration of the right lower lid. Fortunately, his eye was unharmed. But not the laceration involved the eyelid margin which is where the eyelashes are located. The black mark that is drawn in denotes the extent of the injury. No tissue was lost in this injury, it was just lacerated.
With just local anesthesia, the patient was able to sit comfortably for the repair in the office. The eyelid margin including the eyelashes were approximated back to their normal orientation using severe sutures. This photograph was taken 3 weeks after the repair adn you can see that the lid is healing quite well.
Preoperative Diagnosis: Right lower eyelid full-thickness laceration involving the lid margin.
Procedure performed: Repair of right lower lid full-thickness laceration
This patient’s dog accidentally bit her eyelid. Fortunatley, the eye and the tear duct system were uninjured.
It was repaired using just local anesthesia and the patient healed quite well. The photo on the right was taken 4 months after the repair. Note that she is wearing artificial eyelashes which makes the appearance look different from her preoperative photo.
Preoperative Diagnosis: Right lower eyelid partial-thickness laceration.
Procedure performed: Repair of right lower lid partial-thickness laceration.
Preoperative Diagnosis: Right lower eyelid and canalicular (tear duct system) laceration. The patient’s tear duct system was also injured and required repair.
Procedure performed: Repair of right lower eyelid and canalicular (tear duct system) laceration. Photo was taken 6 months after injury and repair.
Preoperative Diagnosis: Left lower eyelid full thickness laceration from a dog-bite injury. His eye and tear duct system were uninjured.
Procedure performed: Repair of left lower eyelid and laceration. Photo was taken 2 weeks after injury and repair.
This 38 year old male underwent trauma to his left brow while playing soccer. His eye was safe from injury. Immediate repair was performed and he healed well. This photograph was taken two weeks after repair.
Preoperative Diagnosis: Left brow laceration
Procedure performed: Repair of left brow laceration.