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September 1987

A Simple Procedure for Adjusting Eyelid Position After Aponeurotic Ptosis Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Oculoplastic Surgery Services Division, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City. Dr Jordan is now the director of the Oculoplastic, Orbital, and Oncologic Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Ottawa.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(9):1288-1291. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060090146046

• An aponeurotic approach to ptosis surgery elevates the eyelid without sacrificing the elevating and supporting structures or the tear-producing glands. With this preservation of normal anatomy, reoperation by the technique described herein for the adjustment of overcorrections or undercorrections and contour abnormalities is simple to carry out in the first three weeks after surgery and has yielded good to excellent results in 32 of 34 patients.

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