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Any surgical procedure can have immediate or delayed complications.
Immediate complications include hemorrhage, infection, wound dehiscence, graft failure (donor and recipient sites), corneal injury, and recurrence of the entropion, as well as consecutive ectropion.
Hemorrhage is treated with cauterization of the bleeding points, and infection is managed with antibiotics directed at culture-specific organisms.
Wound dehiscence may require immediate surgical repair if extensive or conservative management if mild.
Maintain grafts by stenting the grafted site for the purpose of graft immobilization.
Graft failure may require debridement with delayed re-operation.
Donor site complications, particularly bleeding, are managed with appropriate packing material.
Consecutive ectropion may occur and may respond to conservative observation during the healing period with late secondary repair.
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