Dr. Caitlin Magraw, second-year resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, won second place in the resident abstract session at the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS) Annual Meeting.
Magraw’s abstract was titled Changes in Scleral Exposure Following Modified LeFort III Osteotomy. The research demonstrated that a method of measuring eyelid position, developed by the investigators, was valid and that the LeFort III osteotomy which advances the maxilla, cheek and eye socket improves the position the eyelid. The abstract was co-authored by fifth-year resident Dr. Rachel Garaas and faculty members Dr. Ceib Phillips and Dr. Timothy Turvey.
“It is gratifying to learn that LeFort III osteotomy improves eyelid position over the globe in addition to improving malocclusion,” said Turvey, chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. “It is even more gratifying to know that eyelid esthetics is important to oral and maxillofacial surgeons and the dental community, and that this research has validated a method of determining eyelid position.”
The ACOMS holds the resident abstract competition annually at their meeting. Winning abstracts are eligible for cash prizes and all accepted oral abstracts will be published in the ACOMS publication, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology.