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Objective: To evaluate the anatomic outcome and recurrence rate of the Wies procedure for treating involutional entropion of the lower lid in geriatrics.
Materials and methods: This retrospective case series was conducted in the Ophthalmology department of a tertiary care hospital from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. Geriatric patients (≥ 65 years) who had undergone the Wies procedure, i.e., transverse lid split and everting sutures for correction of involutional entropion of the lower lid were included. All the surgeries were done under local anaesthesia by a single ophthalmologist. The follow-up period was 12 months. A successful outcome was defined as restoration of lid margin to its position with no lash touching the cornea and no recurrence within 12 months.
Results: Eighteen eyes of 13 patients with a mean age of 67.6 ± 2.2 SD years were included. There were 11 males (61%) and 7 females (39%). Bilateral entropion correction was done in five patients. Nine right eyes and nine left eyes were included. Anatomical success was 94.4% at 12 months. Recurrence was seen in one (5.6%) patient at 12 months.
Conclusion: The Wies procedure for correction of involutional entropion with horizontal lid laxity in the geriatric population provided good anatomic results in our study. The recurrence rate was minimal within 1 year. The recurrence rate can be reduced by an accurate initial entropion assessment.