J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2007 Feb;48(2):179-185.

Congenital Ptosis Repair by Preserved Fascia Lata with Direct Tarsal and Frontalis Fixation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. drkook71@hotmail.com
  • 2Kim's Eye Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To investigate the outcome of frontalis suspension surgery congenital blepharoptosis with poor levator palpebral muscle function using preserved fascia lata with direct tarsal and frontalis fixation method.
METHODS
Twelve congenital ptosis patients (fourteen eyes) who underwent frontalis suspension using preserved fascia lata with direct tarsal and frontalis fixation method between July 1999 and June 2002 with the mean follow-up time of 54.8 months (31 months~78 months) included. And the postoperative results were obtained from medical records retrospectively.
RESULTS
The desired lid height was achieved in eight out of twelve patients (71.4%) after surgery. In four patients (4 eyes) (28.6%), adjustment was required due to under-correction within one month postoperatively. At a mean follow-up period of 54.8 months, all twelve patients had good final results with no postoperative complications.
CONCLUSIONS
Frontalis suspension using preserved fascia lata with direct tarsal and frontalis fixation method provided cosmetically pleasing results with a low rate of ptosis recurrence and complication related to procedures. This method using preserved facia lata could be considered as alternative to the use of autogenous facia lata for the repair of ptosis.

Keyword

Blepharoptosis; Direct tarsal and frontalis fixation; Preserved fascia lata
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