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August 1975

Müller Muscle-Conjunctiva Resection: Technique for Treatment of Blepharoptosis

Author Affiliations

From the oculoplastic and motility services, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(8):619-623. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020595007

A new technique for resecting the Müller muscle and the conjunctiva for correction of blepharoptosis has been developed. The operation is performed on all patients in whom a 10% phenylephrine hydrochloride solution instilled in the conjunctival cul-de-sac will elevate the blepharoptotic eyelid to a cosmetically acceptable level. The results of the surgery have been satisfactory in 27 of 28 operated eyelids.

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