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Research Letter
Surgeon's Corner
April 2013

Positional Change of Lower Eyelid After Surgical Correction of Congenital Ptosis in the Korean Population

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Vision Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea (Drs Kim, Yoon, and Lee); and Department of Ophthalmology, The Third Hospital of Peking University, Beijing (Dr Zhao), and Department of Ophthalmology, Affiliated Hospital, Yanbian University Medical College, Jilin (Dr Wu), China.

JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(4):540-542. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.2825


We have found that some patients with congenital ptosis have preoperative lower scleral show that is diminished after ptosis surgery (Figure 1). This quantitative study investigates the positional change in the lower eyelid after surgery to correct congenital ptosis.

The local institutional review board approved this study. Written informed consent was obtained from all the participants, including parents or legal guardians.

Medical records and clinical photographs of 55 Korean patients with congenital ptosis who underwent corrective surgery were reviewed. Patients with the following conditions were excluded: neuromuscular diseases, blepharophimosis, strabismus, previous and concomitant eyelid surgery, and less than 6 months of follow-up.