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January 1962

Blepharoptosis: Selection of Operation, Operative Techniques, Complications

Author Affiliations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(1):18-34. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020020005

Operative Techniques 

1. Levator Resection.  —One should be able to do at least 1 operation in each of the 3 general categories, and, of course, levator resection has by far the widest application in ptosis surgery. The more one does ptosis surgery, the more one realizes this. Nevertheless, there are cases in which levator resections are definitely not as good as one of the other procedures. Most ophthalmic surgeons, I am sure, will agree that when there is some levator function, levator resection is certainly the operation of choice. The operation which I have been doing since 1942, and which has previously been described,1 is based upon that described by de Lapersonne.6Eversbusch's name is frequently used in speaking of levator resections done through the skin surface. However, the operation he described was a tucking of the levator.7A Blascovics operation8 and its modifications9,10 are

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