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In Vivo. 2017 Jan 2;31(1):111-115.

Evaluation of Long-term Outcomes of Correction of Severe Blepharoptosis with Advancement of External Levator Muscle Complex: Descriptive Statistical Analysis of the Results.

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1
Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Careggi Universital Hospital, Florence, Italy innocentialessandro@alice.it.
2
Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Careggi Universital Hospital, Florence, Italy.
3
Department of Statistics, Informatics, Applications "G.Parenti" DiSIA, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
4
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Bari, Foggia, Italy.

Abstract

AIM:

Evaluation of long-term results after aponeurotic blepharoptosis correction with external levator muscle complex advancement.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

We carried out a retrospective study with medical record review of 20 patients (40 eyes) affected by bilateral aponeurotic moderate and severe ptosis who underwent primary surgery between January 2010 and December 2013. Criteria for outcome evaluations included 3-year postoperative follow-up of upper margin reflex index (uMRD) and symmetry.

RESULTS:

3-Year postoperative follow-up showed 17 (85%) cases of successful correction of ptosis and three cases (15%) showed partial success. Two eyes showed hypocorrection, while one eye was overcorrected. The symmetry was maintained in all patients except for the oldest.

CONCLUSION:

External superior levator advancement is an effective procedure for moderate and severe aponeurotic blepharoptosis correction, and establishes good long-term eyelid position and symmetry.

KEYWORDS:

Ptosis; blepharoptosis; eyelid ptosis correction; eyelid surgery; ptosis surgery outcome

PMID:
28064228
PMCID:
PMC5354135
DOI:
10.21873/invivo.11032
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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