To determine whether an adjustable suture technique is clinically useful in levator recession surgery.
Consecutive clinical series.
Inpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center.
Ten patients who were undergoing levator recession surgical procedures for correction of eyelid retraction constituted the group of subjects of this study.
Outcome measures included margin-reflex distance and palpebral fissure measurements.
Postoperative margin-reflex distance and palpebral fissure measurements were within 0.5 mm of the desired eyelid position in 10 of 14 procedures and within 1 mm of the desired position in 12 of 14 procedures.
Adjustable sutures may be a useful adjunct in levator recession surgery.
Woog JJ, Hartstein ME, Hoenig J. Adjustable Suture Technique for Levator Recession. Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(5):620-624. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130612025