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Ophthalmology. 1991 Aug;98(8):1234-7.

Congenital ptosis. Long-term results of treatment using lyophilized fascia lata for frontalis suspensions.

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Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425-2236.


This report extends a prospective collaborative study published in 1982 of congenital ptosis repair using lyophilized human fascia lata to investigate the permanency of banked human fascia lata. Fifty-six patients are described with a mean postoperative follow-up of 7.2 years and a median follow-up of 8.3 years. Significant recurrence of ptosis was documented in 24 of 56 (43%) patients. New failures continue to be recognized even in the eighth postoperative year. Life table and survival analysis predicts a success rate from frontalis suspension surgery using lyophilized human fascia lata of 90% at 2 to 3 years, 70% at 5 to 6 years, and 50% at 8 to 9 years.

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