name of procedure: sewing eye closed surgically

  1. this is probably a wild goose chase but does anyone know the name of the procedure to surgically sew a persons eye closed. I have had it done but can not remember the name of the procedure.
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  3. by   UM Review RN
    Is this what you mean? I googled it. I just love these little challenges.

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  4. by   lpnstudentin2010
    YES!!!!! THANK YOU!!! I tried googling but could not get the right word combo i guess. thanks angie
  5. by   UM Review RN
    You're quite welcome.
  6. by   EricJRN
    You learn something every day at allnurses.com.
  7. by   ElvisLives
    That would be called-"EYEBALLSEWEDSHUTOTOMY":spin:

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