Eyelid eversion for visualisation of the upper eyelid lamellae: An anatomical cadaver study

Marcus M. Marcet, Bradley N. Lemke, Mark J. Greenwald, Tamara R. Fountain, Steven Roth, Sander Dubovy

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Controversy persists in surgical eyelid anatomy despite the routine use of microanatomical examination in modern eyelid research. The aim of our study was to facilitate visualisation of upper eyelid anatomy by optimising the orientation of cadaveric specimens. We studied the anatomy of everted eyelids, providing an excellent histological view of the posterior approach to the eyelid commonly used in surgery. Non-traumatic separation of the eyelid lamellae provides a new view of the eyelid's lamellar nature. Further application of this model may enhance understanding of the multilayered aspect of the levator aponeurosis. The technique may improve intraoperative understanding of critical eyelid anatomy and promote safer and more effective eyelid surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1376-1378
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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