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The retractor complex: an effective lever to correct ectropion

Surgeon: Dr. Pierre Escalas

Institut Ophtalmologique Sourdille Atlantique Nantes / Saint Herblain

Communication during the congress of the "Journées de Reflexions Ophtalmologiques" in Paris on October 29, 2020

This video describes an original and effective surgical technique to reapply the lower eyelid against the eyeball when it is tilted forward (ectropion). The action on the retractor muscle will allow to face complex forms of ectropion, especially in people with eyes positioned far forward in the orbit (exophthalmos) and those with short lower eyelids.

Warning, this video contains per operative images that may be impressive for some.


The videos have been created and produced with great care to be as relevant as possible. Many topics are controversial and the options presented are rational personal choices, the result of an experiment involving several thousand interventions. Other ways of doing things are possible, they may have been proposed to you, so do not hesitate to ask for the reasons for the choices that were made.

This site is only a guide and does not replace the explanations given in a consultation, which are essential for understanding the analysis of the characteristics of your face, which is unique.

In the same way, the examples presented allow you to understand the principles of eye surgery, but they are not necessarily transposable to your particular situation. It is therefore not possible to guarantee the results that you have seen on the different presentations.

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