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August 1972

An External Approach to Ptosis Repair

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, NY
From the Ophthalmic Plastic Service, Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(2):176-180. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030178008

A technique of levator resection for ptosis repair is described using a combination of the Berke transcutaneous and the Iliff conjunctival approaches. Through a skin incision the levator is resected en bloc with conjoined conjunctiva. This tongue of tissue is advanced downward into a pocket made in the lid and sutured. Of 55 patients operated upon, 81% had satisfactory results. The procedure is recommended because of its simplicity, effectiveness, and lack of serious complications.

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