Medical and Surgical Eponyms
We have compiled an extensive list of over 10,000 medical and surgical eponyms. Please note that the correct definition of a medical eponym is a person for which a medical term or phase is named (not the medical term as is commonly used)
Surgical procedure used to correct mild ptosis of eyelid secondary to congenital or acquired involutional conditions or to correct Horner syndrome; does not affect final positioning or prominence of lid crease. Small stab wound in skin in lateral border of lid crease is made with eversion of upper lid; 2 small hemostats are clamped across superior tarsus, inferior Müller muscle, and conjunctiva (avoiding imbrication of skin and levator aponeurosis); 6–0 mattress suture is run 1 mm above hemostats, which are then removed; and tissue is resected at crush line. Suture is then run from medial to lateral to rejoin superior tarsal edge to inferior Müller muscle.