154 results match your criteria Blepharochalasis Syndrome


Patient-reported outcome measurement in upper blepharoplasty: How to measure what the patient sees.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 Sep 8;71(9):1346-1351. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Background: Blepharochalasis is very common and affects not only appearance but also visual function. Upper blepharoplasty is therefore the most frequently performed facial cosmetic procedure worldwide. It is generally seen as a small procedure with good patient acceptance and postoperative satisfaction. Read More

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September 2018

Split-face comparison study of transcutaneous pneumatic injection therapy with isotonic and hypertonic glucose solutions.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Aug 26. Epub 2018 Aug 26.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Center, International St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Kwandong University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea.

Background: Transcutaneous pneumatic injection (TPI) is a minimally invasive, needle-free modality that can be used to forcefully deliver solution into soft tissues of the face and scalp.

Objective: To evaluate the effects of TPI of 5% isotonic and 20% hypertonic glucose solutions in in vivo human skin for face lifting.

Methods And Materials: A prospective, split-face, evaluator-blinded comparison study was performed on 10 Korean participants who were treated with three sessions of TPI using 5% isotonic and 20% hypertonic glucose solutions. Read More

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August 2018
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Double eyelid surgery by using palpebral marginal incision technique in Asians.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 Oct 11;71(10):1481-1486. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Department of Plastic and Reconstruction, Shanghai Changhai Hospital Affiliated to Second Military Medical University, 168th Chang Hai Road, Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Background: Approximately 50% of Asians do not have upper eyelid creases. Full-incision methods may leave obvious scars and buried-suture methods cannot remove excess tissues to create a double eyelid. The new palpebral marginal incision technique masked the incision at the upper palpebral margin and removed the excess tissue, thereby achieving scarless and natural double eyelids. Read More

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October 2018
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Blepharochalasis: 'drooping eyelids that raised our eyebrows'.

Postgrad Med J 2018 Jun 23. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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June 2018
1.550 Impact Factor

[Effectiveness of retro-orbicularis oculi fat resection in Park double eyelid surgery to correct swollen upper eyelid].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Jul;31(8):996-998

Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Weifang Medical University, Weifang Shandong, 261042, P.R.China.

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of retro-orbicularis oculi fat resection in Park double eyelid surgery to correct the swollen upper eyelid.

Methods: Between September 2015 and July 2016, partial resection of the retro-orbicularis oculi fat was performed on 32 cases with bilateral swollen upper eyelids in Park double eyelid surgery. There were 10 males and 22 females with an average age of 25 years (range, 19-32 years). Read More

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July 2017
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Do you know this syndrome? Ascher´s syndrome: clinical findings of little known triad.

An Bras Dermatol 2017 Sep-Oct;92(5):729-730

Oral Diagnosis Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Dermatology at Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias (HNMD) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.

Ascher's syndrome consists of double lip, blepharochalasis and sometimes non-toxic thyroid enlargement. It is a rare, benign, rarely reported, and sometimes misdiagnosed condition that most often affects patients under 20 years old. The etiology remains unknown, although factors such as trauma, hormonal dysfunction and heredity have been suggested. Read More

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February 2018
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Blepharochalasis: A rare cause of eye swelling.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2017 11;119(5):402-407

Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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November 2017
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An Unusual Case of Blepharochalasis.

J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2017 Jul-Sep;12(3):342-344

Department of Surgery, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Division of Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL, USA.

Purpose: To describe a rare case of blepharochalasis that progressed from unilateral to bilateral involvement at five years after disease onset.

Case Report: A previously healthy five-year-old white boy presented to our hospital for a screening visual examination. He was found to have a 2-mm right eyelid ptosis with crepe-like skin and subcutaneous telangiectatic vessels. Read More

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August 2017
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Blepharochalasis: something to cry about.

J Cutan Pathol 2017 Mar 25;44(3):279-282. Epub 2016 Nov 25.

Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA.

Blepharochalasis is a rare disorder of unknown etiology defined by loose, atrophic periorbital skin following recurrent episodes of eyelid edema. Characteristic histopathology shows complete absence of elastic fibers. The current case progressed after multiple episodes of crying, which may be related to matrix metalloproteinase dysregulation. Read More

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March 2017
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Gender differences in the clinical course of Finnish gelsolin amyloidosis.

Amyloid 2016 23;23(1):33-8. Epub 2016 Jan 23.

a Department of Neurology , Clinical Neurosciences, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital , Helsinki , Finland and.

Purpose: To investigate gender differences in Finnish gelsolin amyloidosis (AGel amyloidosis).

Patients And Methods: AGel amyloidosis patients, who were members of Finnish Amyloidosis Association (SAMY), filled in a questionnaire compiling known and suspected aspects of their disease. Telephone interviews and hospital medical records, when available, complemented the questionnaire. Read More

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December 2016
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Blepharochalasis with double lip: A case of Ascher syndrome.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015 Nov-Dec;81(6):651

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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August 2016
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Ascher syndrome: report of a case with early manifestations.

Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2015 Jun 18;8(2):150-2. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Dr. Guillermo Rawson, San Juan, Argentina.

Ascher syndrome is a disease of unknown etiology first described in 1920 by Ascher, an ophthalmologist from Prague. It presents with recurrent edema of the lip and upper eyelid resulting in double lip and blepharochalasis. In 10% of cases the idiopathic nontoxic thyroid enlargement also occurs. Read More

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June 2015
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Ascher's syndrome: A rare case report.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2015 Mar;63(3):264-7

Department of Ophthalmology, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India.

An 18-year-old Indian girl with upper lip deformity presented with on and off painless swelling of her both upper eyelids for 3 years. Clinical evaluation revealed bilateral blepharochalasis, narrowing of horizontal palpebral fissure, decreased outer intercanthal distance, iris coloboma, cleft soft palate, bifid uvula, sensorineural deafness and double upper lip. Clinical examination of the thyroid, thyroid hormone assay and ultrasonography revealed normal thyroid gland structure and function. Read More

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March 2015
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Brow/Upper lid anatomy, aging and aesthetic analysis.

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2015 May;23(2):117-27

Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University, 1755 South Grand Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63104, USA; Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Saint Louis University, 3635 Vista Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. Electronic address:

The upper eyelid serves the important anatomic function of protecting the eye and rewetting the cornea to maintain vision. The complex dynamic action of the upper eyelid explains its relatively complex anatomy. The brow has an important supportive role. Read More

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[Laffer-Ascher syndrome: a case report].

J Fr Ophtalmol 2015 Apr 1;38(4):e71-2. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

Service d'ophtalmologie A, hôpital des spécialités, université Mohammed V Souissi, avenue Mohamed Belarbi El Alaoui, BP 6203, Rabat, Maroc.

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April 2015
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Recurrent ptosis in a patient with blepharochalasis: clinical and histopathologic findings.

J Craniofac Surg 2015 Jan;26(1):e52-3

From the *Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan; †Department of Ophthalmology, Ehime University School of Medicine, Shitsukawa, Toon, Ehime, Japan; ‡Ide Eye Hospital, Kasumicho, Yamagata, Japan; and §Noma Eye Clinic, Naka, Hiroshima, Japan.

A 37-year-old woman presented with right upper eyelid blepharochalasis with ptosis. Right upper eyelid edema had occurred 2 to 3 times per year by 30 years old, although the frequency decreased with age. The edema occurred spontaneously and resolved within 1 to 2 days. Read More

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January 2015
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Blepharochalasis showing prominent infiltration of neutrophils in dermal vessels.

J Dermatol 2014 Nov 8;41(11):1036-7. Epub 2014 Oct 8.

Department of Dermatology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan.

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November 2014

Unilateral blepharochalasis of right eye.

Indian J Dermatol 2014 Sep;59(5):525-6

Department of Dermatology, North Bengal Medical College, Susrutanagar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

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September 2014
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Tarsodermal suture fixation preceding redundant skin excision: a modified non-incisional upper blepharoplasty method for elderly patients.

Arch Plast Surg 2014 Jul 15;41(4):398-402. Epub 2014 Jul 15.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Non-incisional blepharoplasty is a simple, less invasive method for creating a more natural-appearing double eyelid than classical incisional blepharoplasty. However, in aging patients, non-incisional blepharoplasty is not effective due to more severe blepharochalasis. Traditionally, incisional blepharoplasty is a common surgical method used for older patients, but blepharoplasty in elderly patients typically results in prolonged recovery times, and final blepharoplasty lines may be located in unintended or asymmetrical positions. Read More

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July 2014
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Blepharochalasis: possibly associated with matrix metalloproteinases.

J Dermatol 2014 Jun 10;41(6):536-8. Epub 2014 May 10.

Department of Dermatology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan.

Blepharochalasis is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent episodic swelling of eyelids, eventually leading to atrophy of skin. Although immunological mechanisms may be involved in the degradation of elastic fibers, the pathogenesis is not well characterized. We report a 10-year-old Japanese boy with an 11-month history of the swelling of bilateral upper eyelids with atrophic skin. Read More

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June 2014
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Management of the large upper eyelid defects with cutler-beard flap.

J Ophthalmol 2014 17;2014:424567. Epub 2014 Mar 17.

Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Yenimahalle, 06105 Ankara, Turkey.

Background. To assess Cutler-Beard procedure results in patients after wide excision of malignant eyelid tumours. Materials and Methods. Read More

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April 2014
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Sensibility of the upper eyelid skin after upper blepharoplasty: a prospective evaluation study.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2014 Jul 25;67(7):1000-2. Epub 2014 Jan 25.

Department of Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands; Bergman Clinics Heerenveen and Zwolle, Private Clinics for Aesthetic Surgery, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

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July 2014
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Langerhans cell disease of the eyelids masquerading as blepharochalasis.

Pediatr Dermatol 2014 Jan-Feb;31(1):e31-2. Epub 2013 Nov 14.

Department of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Leprosy, P.G.I.M.E.R. and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Langerhans cell disease (LCD) occurring as an isolated tumor of the eyelids has been described infrequently. Moreover, none of the reported cases had associated systemic involvement. We present an unusual case of LCD of the eyelids masquerading as blepharochalasis with central diabetes insipidus (CDI). Read More

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September 2014
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Non-syndromic double lip.

BMJ Case Rep 2013 May 22;2013. Epub 2013 May 22.

OMDR, Kothiwal Dental College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Lacrimal gland prolapse in two cases of blepharochalasis syndrome and its treatment.

Int Ophthalmol 2014 Apr 30;34(2):293-5. Epub 2013 Mar 30.

Ophthalmology Department, School of Medicine, Harran University, Akbayır mah. 1019 sokak. Çırağan sitesi. D Blok No: 19 Karaköprü, 63320, Şanlıurfa, Turkey,

Blepharochalasis is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent non-painful eyelid edema, which leads to atrophy and stretching of the supporting connective tissue around the eye. As a consequence, prolapse of the lacrimal gland can occur which results in fullness in the temporal third of the upper eyelids and may cause visual field restriction or cosmetic blemish for patients. Thus, correct diagnosis is important to plan appropriate surgery and obtain a successful postoperative result. Read More

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April 2014
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Transcutaneous blepharoplasty in blepharochalasis.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2012 Oct;5(4):284-6

Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Blepharochalasis is a rare degenerative disease of skin of lids. We report 3 cases of blepharochalasis, out of which two involved upper eyelids and one involved lower eyelids. All the three cases were treated with transcutaneous blepharoplasty with acceptable cosmetic results. Read More

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October 2012
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Management of an unusual presentation of Ascher syndrome.

J Craniofac Surg 2012 Nov;23(6):e570-1

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Service Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil.

Ascher syndrome is defined by the association between double lip, blepharochalasis, and nontoxic goiter. Because it is a rare disease, it is most often misdiagnosed, despite its implications for quality of life. We report a variation of an incomplete type of Ascher syndrome affecting the upper lip, upper eyelids, and lateral canthi of a young male patient. Read More

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November 2012
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[Clinical features of blepharochalasis and surgical treatment of associated deformities].

Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi 2012 Aug;48(8):696-700

Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Objective: To describe the clinical features of blepharochalasis and the effect of surgical treatment of associated deformities.

Methods: A retrospective study reviewed 54 patients (98 eyes) with blepharochalasis. The main features analyzed included sex, age of onset, duration and clinical signs. Read More

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August 2012
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Infraeyebrow blepharoplasty for blepharochalasis of the upper eyelid: its indication and priority.

Authors:
Akira Sugamata

Plast Surg Int 2012 15;2012:975097. Epub 2012 Jan 15.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, 1163 Tatemachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0998, Japan.

Eyelid bags and blepharochalasis are the result of relaxation of lid structures like the skin, the orbicularis oculi, and mainly the orbital septum. Therefore, this aged appearance cannot be improved sufficiently with only a skin and orbicularis oculi resection. To improve this appearance, we use a very effective method of tucking of the orbital septum with infraeyebrow excision of the skin and the orbicularis oculi. Read More

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Acute episode of eyelid oedema. Blepharochalasis.

Br J Ophthalmol 2012 Jun 1;96(6):909, 913. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.

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June 2012
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Lacrimal gland fistula after upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2011 Oct;18(4):326-7

Eye Research Center, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

To report the first case of lacrimal gland fistula after upper eyelid blepharoplasty for blepharochalasis. Standard upper blepharoplasty and the hooding excision were performed in a female with blepharochalasis. The patient developed a fistulous tract with tearing from the incision few days after hooding excision. Read More

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October 2011
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Doxycycline for treatment of blepharochalasis via inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2012 May-Jun;28(3):e76-8

Department of Ophthalmology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

Two cases of blepharochalasis were studied. In Case 1, a 16-year-old male presented with the history and clinical features of blepharochalasis. A positive tissue biopsy for matrix metalloproteinases suggested a benefit from treatment with doxycycline. Read More

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July 2012
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Ascher syndrome: Review of literature and case report.

Authors:
B A Ramesh

Indian J Plast Surg 2011 Jan;44(1):147-9

Department of Plastic Surgery, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Science and Research, Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu, India.

A 13 year old girl presented with aesthetic deformity of upper lip since birth. She also presented with eyelid swelling on and off for 11 months. She was diagnosed to be a rare case of Ascher syndrome. Read More

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January 2011
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Gelsolin amyloidosis as a cause of early aging and progressive bilateral facial paralysis.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2011 Jun;127(6):2342-51

Department of Plastic Surgery and Neurology, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: Gelsolin amyloidosis, or Meretoja disease, is a dominantly inherited syndrome in which the collection of amyloid leads to early aging, bilateral progressive facial paralysis, and corneal lattice dystrophy. Characteristically, the major symptoms appear in the fifth decade of life, with brow ptosis and blepharochalasis, drooping of the facial tissues, and oral disturbances. Indications and methods, as well as the results of plastic surgical treatment, seem varied. Read More

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June 2011
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Infraeyebrow excision blepharoplasty for Japanese blepharochalasis: review of 35 patients over 60 years old.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):17-20

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Since 2005 we have treated many older patients with upper blepharochalasis but no obvious aponeurotic ptosis by infraeyebrow excision of skin and orbicular muscle with tucking of the orbital septum. Thirty-five patients (70 lids) were studied, age range 61-80 years (mean 68). There were 6 men and 29 women, who were followed up for 3 months to 2 years (mean 7 months). Read More

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February 2010
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Successful medical treatment of blepharochalasis: a case series.

Orbit 2009 ;28(5):313-6

Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Great Western Road, Glasgow G21 0YN, UK.

Introduction: Blepharochalasis describes recurrent attacks of idiopathic transient painless oedema in the adnexal tissue of the orbit with the most severe reaction in the skin and orbicularis region. This may produce permanent tissue changes associated with thinning of the eyelid skin. Previous reviews have concentrated on surgical correction of the excess skin and orbicularis created by the condition. Read More

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January 2010
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Surgical correction and MR imaging of double lip in Ascher syndrome: record of a case and a review of the literature.

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2009 Jul-Aug;13(4):309-11

Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cagliari University Hospital, Cagliari, Italy.

A double-lip is an infrequent anomaly which may occur either isolated or as a component of Ascher's syndrome. Apart from a deformity that may interfere with speech and mastication, surgery may be indicated for cosmetic reasons. We present a case of a male patient with an acquired double lip and blepharochalasis. Read More

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September 2009
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The blepharochalasis syndrome.

Surv Ophthalmol 2009 Mar-Apr;54(2):235-44

Ophthalmology Department, Tel-Aviv Souraski Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Blepharochalasis is a rare eyelid disorder that often presents in childhood or early adolescence. It is characterized by exacerbations and remissions of painless edema of the upper and occasionally lower eyelids. Although the average duration of attack is only two days, multiple attacks eventually lead to atrophic, wrinkled, and discolored periorbital skin. Read More

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June 2009
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Blepharochalasis.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009 Mar-Apr;75(2):197-9

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January 2010
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[Fast installation of blepharochalasis].

Rev Med Liege 2008 Dec;63(12):746-8

Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Charles Nicolle, Tunis, Tunisie.

Blepharochalasis is characterized by recurrent painless oedema of the eyelids leading to alteration of periorbital skin with a nearly complete loss of elastic fibers. It usually affects the upper eyelids bilaterally. An 11-year-old girl suffered from recurrent erythematous swelling episodes during 3 months. Read More

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December 2008
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Blepharochalasis--a rare entity.

Dermatol Online J 2008 Jan 15;14(1). Epub 2008 Jan 15.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Government Medical College, Faridkot, India.

We report a case of a 9-year-old boy with blepharochalasis, who had recurrent angioedema along with wrinkling of the skin of the upper eyelids since age 5 years. The systemic examination of the patient was normal. The patient was diagnosed as a typical case of blepharochalasis. Read More

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January 2008
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Oral acetazolamide: A treatment option for blepharochalasis?

Clin Ophthalmol 2007 Sep;1(3):331-3

Ophthalmology Department, Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital, Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK.

This is a report of a middle-aged male with blepharochalasis, who was successfully treated with oral acetazolamide. To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature reporting the benefits of the use of acetazolamide in the treatment of blepharochalasis. Read More

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September 2007

Blepharochalasis.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2001 Jul-Aug;67(4):216-7

Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Two cases of blepharochalasis, underwent cosmetic blepharoplasty, follow-up for 5 years revealed no progression. Read More

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Blepharochalasis.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2002 Jul-Aug;68(4):231

A-16-year old female with laxity, atrophy, wrinkling and telangiectases of skin of both upper eyelids is being reported. These changes were preceded by recurrent, painless edema of eye lids, starting at the age of 14 years. Read More

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August 2007
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[Double-lip and blepharochalasis: Ascher syndrome in a 13 year-old female patient].

Hautarzt 2006 Oct;57(10):903-4

Hautklinik der Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Moorenstrasse 5, 40225 , Düsseldorf, Deutschland.

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October 2006
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[Discrepancy between objective measurement and subjective recognition of sicca syndrome before and after blepharochalasis operation for cosmetic or medical reasons].

Authors:
S Schulze

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2006 Feb;223(2):131-3

Klinik für Augenheilkunde der Universität Giessen und Marburg, Standort Marburg.

Background: This study was designed to examine if patients undergoing the same operative procedure (blepharochalasis operation) have different subjective recognition of dry eye problems depending n whether they had he operation for cosmetic or medical reasons.

Patients And Method: The study included 32 patients (25 women, 7 men, mean age 57.8 +/- 12. Read More

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February 2006
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Bilateral blepharochalasis.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2005 Nov;19(6):725-8

Department of Dermatology Semmelweis Hospital, Miskolc, Hungary.

Blepharochalasis is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent painless periorbital oedema, which leads to atrophy of the periorbital skin. Pathomechanism of the disease is probably immunological with a nearly complete loss of elastic fibres. The authors describe a 17-year-old woman, who was followed for 7 years. Read More

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November 2005
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[Aggressive fibromatosis in the jaw and facial region with bone involvement. A review].

Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir 2005 Nov;9(6):349-62

Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund- und Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Background: Aggressive fibromatosis (AF) involving bones of the head is rare and surgery is often complicated by a high recurrence rate. Interdisciplinary treatment is of the utmost importance to avoid extensive, mutilating resection. Two cases emphasize the difficulties in the management. Read More

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November 2005

Elastin gene expression in blepharochalasis.

J Dermatol 2005 Jan;32(1):26-9

Department of Dermatology, Chiba University School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan.

Blepharochalasis is a rare condition characterized by recurrent episodes of eyelid edema lead to an atrophic eyelid skin with fine wrinkles and peculiar bronze discoloration. A 32-year-old female presented with loose and redundant skin of the bilateral eyelids. We diagnosed her disease as blepharochalasis by clinical features and by disappearance of elastic fibers from the dermis in the biopsied specimen. Read More

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January 2005
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