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January 1980

Surgery in Ptosis-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(1):186. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030188026

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In Reply.  —I would like first to thank Dr Fox for his kind comments; we certainly appreciate such comments coming from a long-standing expert in this field. There are several points that I would like to clarify regarding both his letter and our article. Dr Fox notes that in our series of 60 cases, "only about 12 cases remained overcorrected after a year." In our results, as reported in the Table on page 1126, we first divided ptosis cases as to whether they were congenital or acquired (excluding neuromyopathic ptosis) and differentiated the levator function into poor, moderate, and good. In reporting our results, we noted the total number of eyelids in each group and the number of results that were within 1 mm of the desired height. In the congenital ptosis group, we noted that 12 of 23 cases were within 1 mm of the desired height and in

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