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Lid laceration

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Eyelid wounds require prompt suturing to restore the lid margin. They heal well because of their profuse blood supply

The following must be checked for:

  • foreign body
  • damage to the eyeball itself
  • damage to the lacrimal duct
  • missing skin - often underestimated
  • tetanus cover

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