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Arch Ophthalmol. 1996 May;114(5):620-4.

Adjustable suture technique for levator recession.

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New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether an adjustable suture technique is clinically useful in levator recession surgery.

DESIGN:

Consecutive clinical series.

SETTING:

Inpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center.

PARTICIPANTS:

Ten patients who were undergoing levator recession surgical procedures for correction of eyelid retraction constituted the group of subjects of this study.

OUTCOME MEASURES:

Outcome measures included margin-reflex distance and palpebral fissure measurements.

RESULTS:

Postoperative margin-reflex distance and palpebral fissure measurements were within 0.5 mm of the desired eyelid position in 10 or 14 procedures and within 1 mm of the desired position in 12 of 14 procedures.

CONCLUSION:

Adjustable sutures may be a useful adjunct in levator recession surgery.

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