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8.Incidence of Ectropion in Subciliary Versus Subtarsal Incisions

Saadia Manzar1, Aqib Sohail2, Muhammad Faisal Munir3, Muhammad Minam Qureshi1, Fareed ud Din Ahmad Chishti2 and Hafiz Muhammad Jawaad Manzoor4


Objective: To evaluate the frequency of ectropion associated with subciliary and subtarsal incisions for exposure of inferior orbital rim and orbital floor due to  debatable results depicted by literature.

Study Design: Randomized controlled trial study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Tertiary Care Hospital from July 2011 to
January 2015.

Materials and Methods: Sample size of study was 80 participants, divided in two groups (40 each). Group 1 participants were treated by subciliary incision and subtarsal incision was performed in group 2 participants. Procedures were by single surgeon and ectropion was evaluated at 1st and 6th week follow up appointment. Mean and standard deviation was calculated for age. Frequency and percentage was calculated for qualitative variables like gender and ectropion. Chi- square test was used for ectropion.P-value ≤ 0.05 was considered as significant.

Results: Incidence of ectropion with subciliary incision was 5%(n=2) and subtarsal was 0% (n=0) which was statistically insignificant (p-value > 0.05).

Conclusion: Subtarsal incision provides better esthetics as compared to subciliary incision in respect of ectropion.

Key Words: Ectropion, Subciliary incision , Subtarsal incision, Orbital fractures

Citation of article: Manzar S, Sohail A, Munir MF, Qureshi MM, Chishti FUDA, Manzoor HMJ. Incidence of Ectropion in Subciliary Versus Subtarsal Incisions. Med Forum 2023;34(6):32-35.