Eyelid Reconstruction from Cancer

Abstract

Lower eyelid defects resulting from Mohs micrographic surgery can be challenging to repair. These repairs are fraught with potential complication due to the lower eyelid’s complex anatomy and defect variability. A single “cookie-cutter” treatment regimen does not exist because patients and defects vary. Surgical closure techniques include primary closure, eyelid advancement, rotational fl aps, full thickness skin grafts, and/or allografts. We present a discussion of lower eyelid reconstruction including relevant anatomy, physical signs, and treatment options with examples.

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