Transconjunctival frontalis suspension: A clinical evaluation

H. J. Loff, J. L. Wobig, R. A. Dailey

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the effectiveness of transconjunctival frontalis suspension in patients with blepharoptosis and poor levator function (eyelid excursion less than 5 mm). Methods: The medical records of 29 patients (50 ptotic eyelids) were reviewed. Results: Four patients (eight eyelids) had blepharophimosis syndrome, ten patients (27 eyelids) had congenital ptosis, seven patients (14 eyelids) had myogenic ptosis, and one patient (one eyelid) had neurogenic ptosis. Surgical results were good and complications were minimal during follow-up intervals ranging from six months to seven years. Conclusions: Transconjunctival frontalis suspension is technically simpler than traditional external frontalis suspension and yields satisfactory functional and cosmetic results in patients with poor levator function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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