Outcome of Lateral tarsal strip (LTS) procedure in the correction of eyelid malposition

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47648/zhswmcj.2021.v0302.02

Syeed Mehbub Ul Kadir1 , Md. Feroz Khan2 , Md. Abul Kalam Azad3 , Md. Ismail Hossain4 , Narayan Chandra Bhowmik5 , Nishat Parveen6 , Golam Haider7


To analysis the effectiveness of lateral tarsal strip for the surgical repair of the marginal malpositions of the lower eyelid. A retrospective, consecutive case series of patients who underwent lateral tarsal strip (LTS) procedure for all types of involutional lower eyelid malposition (entropion and ectropion) and paralytic ectropion, at one tertiary eye centre of Dhaka, Bangladesh, between January 2013 and December 2017. All records were evaluated to determine the indications, management strategies, surgical outcome and postoperative complications. A total of 46 lower eyelids marginal malposition’s of 41 patients were studied in this study and lateral tarsal strip 9LTS) procedure was used to repair the involutional entropion (52%), involutional ectropion (35%), and paralytic ectropion (13%) of the lower eyelid. The male to female ratio was 2:1. The mean age was 61.34 years with 26 years to 85 years age range. The surgical correction was satisfactory in 93.5% cases. Lateral tarsal strip (LTS) procedure achieved statistically significant better anatomical and functional outcomes for the correction of all types of involutional eyelid marginal malposition’s and paralytic ectropion.

Keywords: Lateral tarsal strip, Involutional, paralytic, entropion, ectropion.

  1. Assistant Professor (Ophth.)

    Sheikh Fajilatunnesa Mujib Eye Hospital and Training Institute, Gopalgonj

  2. Assistant Professor (Ophth.)

    Z H Sikder Women's Medical College, Dhaka

  3. Assistant Professor (Ophth.)

    Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Tangail

  4. Assistant Professor (Ophth.)

    National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital, Dhaka

  5. Assistant Professor (Ophth.)

    BIRDEM Hospital

  6. Assistant Professor (Ophth.)

    National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital, Dhaka

  7. Professor

    Bangladesh Eye Hospital and Institute, Dhaka

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