Kahn’s wire passer used in medial canthal tendon fixation

Mon Te Kahn*, Chi Wang Yau, Yao An Fu, Lih Ma

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The history of fixation of the medial canthal structures is one of gradual improvement in instrumentation and technique. Today, open reduction and internal fixation remain the mainstay of treatment for the medial canthal structures. With regard to the internal fixation method, we have developed a wire passer that can facilitate wire fixation of the delicate medial canthal tendon. We present two cases that manifest abnormalities of the medial canthal tendon. Both were corrected successfully with this wire passer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 12 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • 19G short bevel needle
  • Blepharophimosis syndrome
  • Dingman wire passer
  • Medial canthal tendon


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