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VOLUME 42 , ISSUE 1ENG ( Feb-2014, 2014 ) > List of Articles

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Sutureless Sling Surgery: A Modified Technique for Frontalis Eyebrow Suspension for Correction of Congenital Ptosis

Mohamed Iqbal Hafez

Citation Information : Hafez MI. Sutureless Sling Surgery: A Modified Technique for Frontalis Eyebrow Suspension for Correction of Congenital Ptosis. 2014; 42 (1ENG):14-18.

DOI: 10.5005/hoo-10101-42104

Published Online: 27-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose: To modify the technique of brow suspension surgery (sling surgery) in treating the ptosis with poor levator function for better cosmetic and effective results. Design: Prospective study. Methods: This modified simple technique of brow suspension surgery has been carried out on 10 eyes in 8 cases of congenital ptosis with poor levator function. Results: Ten eyes were operated by this technique, in all the lid was elevated and the pupil was uncovered. The lid lag was minimal and decreased as the time passed postoperatively, while lagophthalmos was absent as the patient could close the palpebral fissure completely. A good symmetrical lift with a good lid crease was obtained. All the cases were followed up postoperatively for three months. Conclusion: The sutureless sling surgery (SSS or triple S) is a successful technique in managing the ptosis with poor levator function with better cosmesis. However, a long term follow up study is still mandator


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