The incidence and degree of scleral show in the normal population

S. E. Mackinnon, J. C. Fielding, A. L. Dellon, D. M. Fisher

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The degree and incidence of scleral show in a normal population was studied in 100 Caucasian patients. Subjects were fitted with a headband goniometer. The goniometer was related to a standard anatomic landmark (the Frankfort plane), and the subject’s head was inclined through angles of 0 to -35 degrees. With the subject fixing on a constant point, the degree of white showing between the lower eyelid and the limbus was measured. The results demonstrated that scleral show was a normal finding, the degree of which increases with increasing inclination of the head from the Frankfort plane. No sex variation or increase with age was noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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