University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Eversion of the upper eyelid

Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS
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Eversion of the upper eyelid is mandatory in order to examine the upper palpebral conjunctiva.  This can be performed with practice with your fingers alone.  A cotton-tip applicator can also be used.  The applicator is placed in the sulcus of the upper eyelid and the lashes are grasped and everted over the applicator. 

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December 19, 2016

last updated: 01/12/2017
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