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August 1975

A Suture-Reinforced Scleral Sling: Technique for Suspension of the Ptotic Upper Lid

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(8):643-645. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020609010

A frontalis sling procedure for ptosis repair, employing preserved human bank sclera and polyfilament, cable-type, ophthalmic (Supramid Extra) suture in combination has been devised and tried. Results indicate that these two readily available materials that are now used separately may be combined for lid suspension. They are easy to work with and produce lasting results.

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