The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Paralytic ectropion

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 75 year-old man developed left lower facial nerve palsy of unknown cause ie. Bell's palsy 6 weeks ago. He had problem closing the left eye and there was exposure keratitis. Examination showed paralytic ectropion. Lateral tarsal strip was performed to improve the lid closure.

 

Left lower facial nerve palsy with paralytic lower ectropion. The cornea was exposed

during lid closure.

 

Improved eyelid closure 24 hours after lateral tarsal strip operation.

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