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August 1975

A Modified Fasanella-Servat Procedure for Ptosis

Author Affiliations

From New York University School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(8):639-640. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020607009

This procedure was first suggested for "minimal ptosis of 3-4 mm." However, since the amount of ptosis varies widely with the etiological factors, the true indication in any given case is not the amount of ptosis but the amount of levator action. Hence, unless there is at least 10 mm of levator action, this operation is contraindicated. Since the levator (except that part of the aponeurosis that is adherent to the tarsus) is not involved, the procedure has been simplified accordingly.

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