A variety of temporary techniques have been proposed. These include the use of pressure patching, cyanoacrylate, botulinum toxin to the levator muscle, and a variety of suture techniques. Each of these techniques comes with advantages and disadvantages. Techniques (Table 1), such as gluing the eyelid shut and lateral tarsorrhaphy, are easy to perform and allow for excellent healing but make examination difficult. Injection of botulinum toxin into the levator muscle is technically more difficult and more expensive but allows for easy examination of the eye. Our proposed drawstring technique allows for complete closure between examinations, yet permits easy opening of the eyelids for examination or application of medicine. Like most temporary tarsorrhaphy techniques, the drawstring technique can be performed in any setting.