A comparison of the lateral tarsal strip with everting sutures and the Quickert procedure for involutional entropion.Acta Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep; 97(6):e933-e936.AO
To provide evidence of statistically significant difference in the surgical outcome of the lateral tarsal strip with everting sutures (LTS + ES) versus the Quickert procedure (QP) in the treatment of involutional entropion.
In a prospective randomized comparative trial, 66 eyelids of 52 patients with primary involutional lower eyelid entropion were recruited. Thirty-six eyelids were randomized to QP, and 30 eyelids were randomized to LTS + ES. Surgery was performed by a single surgeon. Postoperative follow-up was scheduled after 2 weeks, 8 and 14 months. Successful surgery was defined as a normal eyelid position at rest and inability to induce entropion on forced eyelid closure at or before the 14-month follow-up visit.
A total of 66 eyelids of 52 patients were enrolled in the study. Three patients did not complete follow-up (1 did not attend the 8 months follow-up visit; 2 did not attend 14 months follow-up visit). Of the 63 patients, a single eyelid [success probability 0.97; confidence interval (CI) 0.92-1] in the QP group and two treated eyelids [success probability of 0.93; CI: 0.85-1] in the LTS + ES group had a recurrence of a lower eyelid entropion after 14 months. There was no statistically significant difference in surgical failure between the LTS + ES versus QP (Log-rank test: p = 0.46).
These data provide strong evidence that success rates at 14 months are similar in patients treated with either techniques (LTS + ES versus QP).