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December 1949

AN OPERATION FOR PTOSIS UTILIZING THE SUPERIOR RECTUS MUSCLE

Author Affiliations

HACKENSACK, N.J.
From the Institute of Ophthalmology of the Presbyterian Hospital of the city of New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(6):685-708. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050696001
Abstract

IN VIEW of the fact that more than eighty operations have been proposed for the treatment of ptosis, there would seem to be little justification for sponsoring another. However, it might be argued that the large number of procedures already available is adequate proof that none is eminently successful in all cases. For example, resection of the levator palpebrae superioris usually results in failure when levator action is absent; suspension of the upper lid from the brow produces lagophthalmos in looking down, while utilization of the superior rectus muscle causes a notch in the lid or hypotropia or both. It is obvious, therefore, that none of these procedures can give a satisfacory result in all cases. This is especially true of complete ptosis, i. e., complete paralysis of the levator.

OPERATION FOR PTOSIS UTILIZING SUPERIOR RECTUS MUSCLE 

INDICATIONS FOR OPERATION  The operation proposed here is not recommended for all types

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