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September 1949

OPERATIONS FOR BLEPHAROPTOSIS

Author Affiliations

LOS ANGELES
From the University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(3):283-291. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050289006
Abstract

A DROOPING lid that covers a normal eye renders a good eye useless, disfigures a face and shuts in a personality.

The problem of ptosis looms before the ophthalmologist at various times and must be faced. The surgical procedure used depends on the type of training (ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon) and where the training was obtained. The ophthalmologist uses one of the many procedures for correction of the ocular muscles, whereas the plastic surgeon usually prefers one utilizing the occipitofrontalis muscle. Constantly good end results, like those in every other routine, depend on frequent practice and experience. Improvements in technics have continued to be made; in my opinion, one procedure (the Dickey method) offers constantly good end results even for the occasional operator if the various steps are faithfully followed. When the ptosis is of recent origin, less than one year, one is chiefly concerned with finding the cause. When

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