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    Functional benefits and patient satisfaction with upper blepharoplasty - evaluated by objective and subjective outcome measures.
    Acta Ophthalmol 2017 Feb 15. Epub 2017 Feb 15.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Thy-Mors Hospital, Thisted, Denmark.
    Purpose: To investigate the functional benefits and patient satisfaction with upper blepharoplasty in patients meeting the Danish visitation guidelines for upper blepharoplasty from the Danish Health and Medicines Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen).

    Methods: Before and 3 months after upper blepharoplasty, the following investigations were made: (i) a standard eye examination, (ii) photographic documentation with a normal camera and the infrared camera of a Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomograph and (iii) measurements of the upper visual fields using the blepharoptosis test of Octopus 900. Along with the pre- and postoperative examinations, the patients completed a questionnaire concerning the functional and psychosocial impact of their eyelids. Read More

    Objective Outcome Measurement After Upper Blepharoplasty: An Analysis of Different Operative Techniques.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Feb 30;41(1):64-72. Epub 2016 Dec 30.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, 33, Duryugongwon-Ro 17-Gil, Nam-Gu, Daegu, Korea.
    Background: Upper blepharoplasty is indicated in Asians for double-eyelid fold creation, periorbital rejuvenation, and functional visual field improvement. This article introduces a technical classification for blepharoplasty methods and investigates approaches to evaluate its outcomes.

    Methods: Of 535 patients undergoing aesthetic upper blepharoplasty in our institution in 1998-2011, 136 patients who were well followed up were retrospectively reviewed and categorized into four groups according to the techniques employed. Read More

    The Brow Fat Pad Suspension Suture: Safety Profile and Clinical Observations.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Dec 9. Epub 2016 Dec 9.
    *Oculoplastic Surgery, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah; †Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; ‡Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts; §Division of Oculoplastic Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan; ‖Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beverly Hills, California; and ¶Division of Oculoplastic Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
    Purpose: To evaluate the safety, subjectively assess outcome, and emphasize surgical pearls and critical clinical observations of upper blepharoplasty performed in conjunction with the brow fat pad suspension suture procedure, previously referred to as a "browpexy variant" or "brassiere suture procedure."

    Methods: A retrospective 4-year analysis of patients who underwent the brow fat pad suspension suture with upper blepharoplasty was performed. Adjunctive procedures (brow lift and ptosis repair) were categorized. Read More

    Secondary Blepharoplasty: Correction of the High Fold.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2016 Dec 14;40(6):914-920. Epub 2016 Oct 14.
    Division of Dermatology, Ramathibodi Laser Center, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.
    Background: Blepharoplasty is a common aesthetic surgery performed worldwide. In Asians, too high eyelid folds after blepharoplasty cause an unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome that is difficult to correct. In this article, the authors propose surgical techniques to correct the high eyelid fold after blepharoplasty. Read More

    Effects of upper lid blepharoplasty on visual quality in patients with lash ptosis and dermatochalasis.
    Int J Ophthalmol 2016 18;9(9):1320-4. Epub 2016 Sep 18.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715, Korea.
    Aim: To assess the effects of upper lid blepharoplasty on visual quality.

    Methods: Seventy-three eyelids of 39 patients were subjected to upper lid blepharoplasty. Pre- and post-operative contrast sensitivity, visual acuity, vertical palpebral aperture and the degree of lash ptosis were measured. Read More

    Assessment of the Abbreviated National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ 9) in blepharoptosis and dermatochalasis.
    Arq Bras Oftalmol 2016 Jul-Aug;79(4):226-8
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
    Purpose: To evaluate the Abbreviated National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ 9), which is shorter than those previously published, as a tool for assessing vision-related quality of life in patients with ptosis and dermatochalasis.

    Methods: This is a cohort study of 46 patients who underwent blepharoptosis and/or upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery by a single surgeon (CN) in 2013 in a public, academic, ambulatory care referral center. Patients included 29 who underwent blepharoplasty, 11 who underwent ptosis surgery, and 6 who underwent combined surgery. Read More

    Review on surgical management of ptosis and the use of phenylephrine: A national survey of British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) UK Consultants.
    Orbit 2016 Dec 6;35(6):339-342. Epub 2016 Sep 6.
    a Oxford Eye Hospital , John Radcliffe NHS Trust , Oxford , United Kingdom.
    We assess current practice using topical phenylephrine by British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) consultants in the surgical management of ptosis. All UK consultant BOPSS members were invited to participate in a web-based survey, consisting of 8 questions relating to the surgical management of adult primary involutional ptosis with normal levator function and the use of phenylephrine in the management of ptosis. 53 BOPSS consultants (43%) completed the survey, of which 76% perform anterior approach levator advancement as first-line surgery. Read More

    The effect of upper eyelid blepharoplasty on eyelid and brow position.
    Orbit 2016 Dec 25;35(6):324-327. Epub 2016 Aug 25.
    e Jules Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery , David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles , Los Angeles , California , USA.
    This article evaluates the effect of upper eyelid blepharoplasty on eyelid margin position and brow height. This study is a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty without concurrent blepharoptosis repair or brow surgery. The medical records of the participants were retrospectively reviewed and an established image analysis software was used to quantify the upper margin reflex distance (MRD1) as well as brow height using high quality standardized clinical photographs. Read More

    Aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae superioris in Chinese subjects: A live gross anatomy and cadaveric histological study.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Aug;95(31):e4469
    aSouthern Medical University bDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command of PLA cAesthetic Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the San Yet-Sun Medical University, Guangzhou dLOMEYE Medical Beauty Clinic, Beijing, China.
    An accurate understanding of the anatomy of the levator palpebrae superioris aponeurosis (LPSA) is critical for successful blepharoplasty of aponeurotic ptosis. We investigated the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the LPSA.This prospective live gross anatomy study enrolled 200 adult Chinese patients with bilateral mild ptosis undergoing elective blepharoplasty. Read More

    [CLINICAL OBSERVATION OF MODERATE TO SEVERE BLEPHAROPTOSIS CORRECTION WITH ARC-SHAPED FRONTALIS APONEUROSIS FLAP].
    Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2016 Apr;30(4):457-60
    Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of an arc-shaped frontalis aponeurosis flap for the treatment of moderate to severe blepharoptosis.

    Methods: Between January 2011 and December 2014, 80 cases (140 eyes) of moderate to severe blepharoptosis were treated, including 31 males and 49 females with a median age of 16 years (range, 6-45 years). One eye was involved in 20 cases and both eyes in 60 cases. Read More

    Objective Brow Height Measurements Following Pretrichial Brow Lift and Upper Lid Blepharoplasty.
    J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2016 Apr-Jun;9(2):93-6
    Department of Eye Plastic and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Department of Surgery, Spectrum Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Background: As the ptotic brow drops below the supraorbital rim, it can exacerbate dermatochalasis by pushing the adjacent skin of the upper lid further down.

    Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes associated with a combined pretrichial brow lift and upper lid blepharoplasty in patients with dermatochalasis and mild to moderate brow ptosis.

    Materials And Methods: A retrospective case series of 46 patients with dermatochalasis and mild to moderate brow ptosis treated with a combined, bilateral pretrichial brow lift and upper lid blepharoplasty from January 2008 to December 2011. Read More

    Brow Ptosis after Upper Blepharoplasty: Findings in 70 Patients.
    World J Plast Surg 2016 Jan;5(1):58-61
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background: Brow ptosis is a potential complication after upper eyelid blepharoplasty. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of upper blepharoplasty on eyebrow position.

    Methods: In this Between April 2011 and March 2013, eighty three patients (166 eyes with mean age of 49. Read More

    Safety and Long-term Outcomes of Congenital Ptosis Surgery: A Population-Based Study.
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2016 Jul 7;53(4):212-7. Epub 2016 Jun 7.
    Purpose: To report the long-term outcomes of childhood ptosis surgery in a population-based setting over a 46-year period.

    Methods: In this population-based cohort study, the medical records of all patients who were residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, diagnosed as having blepharoptosis and having undergone surgical management prior to 19 years of age (between January 1, 1965, and December 31, 2010), were retrospectively reviewed. Age at time of surgery, type of surgery, duration of follow-up, number and nature of revisions, degree of amblyopia, and postoperative lagophthalmos and dry eye were documented. Read More

    Direct brow lifting: Specific indications for a simplified approach to eyebrow ptosis.
    Indian J Plast Surg 2016 Jan-Apr;49(1):66-71
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
    Context: Brow lifting is an essential element in the rejuvenation of the ageing face. Various surgical techniques have been described. Among these, the direct brow lifting is an easy and effective technique that is often neglected because the scar can remain visible. Read More

    Blepharoptosis and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy: A case report.
    Indian J Ophthalmol 2016 Apr;64(4):317-9
    Cagdas Medical Center, Ankara, Turkey.
    A 52-year-old male patient presented to our hospital with a history of secondary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) associated with an abdominal neoplasia and blepharoptosis. He had finger clubbing, hyperhidrosis, and hypertrichosis. He also had a recent history of extensive abdominal surgery with a pathology report of myelolipoma. Read More

    [Gold weight implants for lagophthalmos correction in chronic facial nerve paralysis (late results)].
    Vestn Oftalmol 2016 Mar-Apr;132(2):26-32
    Research Institute of Eye Diseases, 11 A, B Rossolimo St., Moscow, Russian Federation, 119021.
    Unlabelled: Upper eyelid weigh gold implant is the widely accepted standard for the treatment of paralytic lagophthalmos (PL).

    Aim: To evaluate late outcomes of PL correction with chain gold implants.

    Material And Methods: Chain gold implants were inserted in the upper eyelids of 70 patients with lagophthalmos due to chronic facial paralysis. Read More

    Ex vivo ovine model for head and neck surgical simulation.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2016 May-Jun;37(3):272-8. Epub 2016 Jan 25.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Pediatrics, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address:
    Objective: To evaluate a fresh, ovine/sheep head and neck tissue model to teach otolaryngology-head and neck surgical techniques.

    Study Design: Observational animal study.

    Setting: A university animal resource facility. Read More

    Upper Lid Blepharoplasty.
    Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 2016 May;24(2):119-27
    Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8096, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. Electronic address:
    Upper lid blepharoplasty is a common procedure for restoration and rejuvenation of the upper eyelids that can be performed safely and reliably. Understanding the anatomy and aging process of the brow-upper lid aesthetic unit along with properly assessing the excesses and deficiencies of the periorbital region helps to formulate an appropriate surgical plan. Volume deficiency in the aging upper lid may require corrective augmentation. Read More

    State of the Art in Congenital Eyelid Deformity Management.
    Facial Plast Surg 2016 Apr 20;32(2):142-9. Epub 2016 Apr 20.
    Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of California Davis Health System Eye Center, Sacramento, California.
    The eyelids are crucial in maintaining the health of the ocular surface and have an important role in facial aesthetics. Interruption in eyelid development can lead to congenital eyelid deformities. This article reviews eyelid anatomy, the most common congenital eyelid abnormalities such as congenital ptosis, eyelid coloboma, and epiblepharon, and the management of these conditions. Read More

    Rejuvenation of the deep superior sulcus in the eyelid.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2016 Dec 20;15(4):458-468. Epub 2016 Apr 20.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
    Background: Nowadays, a number of patients seeking cosmetic surgery for their sunken upper eyelid are increasing. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the various treatment options for sunken superior sulcus with reported complications and to discuss effective methods for treatment.

    Methods: In a PubMed search, studies involving patients undergoing correction of sunken superior sulcus with various treatment options were included. Read More

    Ten Years of Results of Modified Frontalis Muscle Transfer for the Correction of Blepharoptosis.
    Arch Plast Surg 2016 Mar 18;43(2):172-80. Epub 2016 Mar 18.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea.
    Background: Conventional frontalis transfer may cause a range of complications. In order to overcome complications, we made modifications to the surgical technique, and compared the outcomes of patients who underwent conventional frontalis transfer with those of patients who underwent modified frontalis transfer.

    Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 48 patients (78 eyes) who underwent conventional frontalis transfer between 1991 and 2003 (group A) and 67 patients (107 eyes) who underwent modified frontalis transfer between 2004 and 2014 (group B). Read More

    The Role of Surgeon Technique in Current Practice Patterns for Combined Ptosis and Dermatochalasis.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Mar 24. Epub 2016 Mar 24.
    *Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Inc., †Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University in Saint Louis, ‡Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University, and §Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
    Purpose: The goal of this study is to identify and describe the role of surgical incision preference, insurance reimbursement, and geographical location on the current ptosis repair practice patterns of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) members.

    Methods: A 9-question survey was designed with surveymonkey.com and a participation link was emailed to all active ASOPRS members' email addresses in February 2015. Read More

    A Novel Supra-Brow Combined with Infra-Brow Lift Approach for Asian Women.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2016 Jun 22;40(3):343-8. Epub 2016 Mar 22.
    Institute of Plastic Surgery, Xijing Hospital, FMMU, Changle West Road 127#, Xi'an, 710032, Shaanxi, China.
    Background: Direct brow lift surgery remains popular among Asian women despite its disadvantages. The traditional direct brow lift by a supra-brow incision is not suitable for Asian women because of their unique facial features, such as higher eyebrows, wider upper eyelids, and more orbital fat. Therefore, we designed a novel brow lift technique via a supra-brow combined with an infra-brow approach for Asian women. Read More

    Changes in Corneal Curvature After Upper Eyelid Surgery Measured by Corneal Topography.
    J Craniofac Surg 2016 May;27(3):e235-8
    Department of Ophthalmology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.
    Purpose: To analyze corneal curvature changes (eg, central corneal power and corneal astigmatism) after upper eyelid surgery, and to compare the effects of different upper eyelid procedures on corneal curvature.

    Methods: Fifty eyes of 34 patients with various degrees of dermatochalasis or ptosis underwent corneal topography before surgery, and at 6 weeks after blepharoplasty or levator resection. Patients were divided into groups according to the method of surgery. Read More

    Maximizing Symmetry in Upper Blepharoplasty: The Role of Microptosis Surgery.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Feb;137(2):296e-304e
    Seongnam, Republic of Korea; and Los Angeles, Calif. From the Department of Ophthalmology, Bundang CHA Hospital, CHA University, College of Medicine; and the Department of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.
    Background: Traditional descriptions of blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery focus on the incision and eyelid crease. However, it may be more useful to consider the tarsal platform show as the important construct in analyzing and planning aesthetic eyelid surgery.

    Methods: In order to measure and characterize the key contours of the eyelid, the authors find it helpful to consider the brow fat span, tarsal platform show, and margin reflex distance. Read More

    Surgical Correction of the Intractable Blepharoptosis in Patients With Ocular Myasthenia Gravis.
    Ann Plast Surg 2016 Mar;76 Suppl 1:S55-9
    From the *Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China; †School of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China.
    Purpose: Treatment of blepharoptosis caused by ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG) is challenging in patients with serious side effects or failed response to medical therapy. Only a few surgical reports have been published for refractory myathenic blepharoptosis. This study is aimed at the evaluation of the surgical outcome of blepharoptosis correction in intractable OMG patients. Read More

    The Impact of Hering's Law in Blepharoptosis: Literature Review.
    Ann Plast Surg 2016 Mar;76 Suppl 1:S96-100
    From the *School of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University; and †Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China.
    The aim of this literature review is to examine Hering's law, a well-documented phenomenon in blepharoptosis patients, with 10% to 20% noted in cases of unilateral ptosis. Predominantly presenting as contralateral eyelid drop postoperatively, it poses a challenge for eyelid surgeons in the pursuit of symmetry and appropriate eyelid height. Proper preoperative evaluation is of utmost importance, consisting of one of either lifting test, covering test, or phenylephrine test. Read More

    [EFFECTIVENESS OF MODIFIED Park METHOD OF BLEPHAROPLASTY FOR CORRECTION OF MILD BLEPHAROPTOSIS].
    Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2015 Sep;29(9):1133-6
    Objective: To explore the effectiveness of the modified Park method of blepharoplasty for correction of mild blepharoptosis.

    Methods: Between October 2012 and January 2015, a new modified Park method of blepharoplasty was performed on 23 patients with foldless eyelid combined mild blepharoptosis. There were 14 males and 9 females, aged 16 to 35 years (mean, 25 years). Read More

    Upper Blepharoplasty and Lateral Wound Dehiscence.
    Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2015 Oct-Dec;22(4):452-6
    Eye Research Center, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Purpose: To report the frequency of lateral wound dehiscence (LWD) after upper blepharoplasty (UB), a technique and its outcome to prevent LWD.

    Materials And Methods: A retrospective review was performed for cases of LWD after UB presenting between 2003 and 2009, and then a prospective comparative study was performed between February 2009 and March 2013. For the comparison, subjects were divided into two groups based on intraoperative assessment of lateral wound tension (same technique and surgeon). Read More

    Endoscopic Browlift in the Receding Hairline Patient.
    J Craniofac Surg 2016 Jan;27(1):156-8
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
    Unlabelled: The upper third of the face, composed of the forehead and the brow, is a critical aesthetic subunit. Brow ptosis is a common presenting complaint for patients seeking elective improvement of their facial appearance. Browlift surgery has a long history of technique evolution, with various reported methods and refinements. Read More

    Temporalis Muscle Transfer for the Treatment of Lagophthalmos in Patients With Leprosy: Refinement in Surgical Techniques to Prevent Postoperative Ptosis.
    J Craniofac Surg 2016 Jan;27(1):94-6
    *Ahn's Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery Clinic †Department of Dermatology, VHS Medical Center ‡Korean Hansen Welfare Association Institute §Buleun Health Care Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
    Facial paralysis resulting from leprosy has a serious impact on the entire face especially in the areas innervated by the facial nerves. In particular, lagophthalmos in patients with leprosy causes exposure keratitis, corneal, and conjunctival dryness, which can progress to blindness and disfigurement. Recently, we conducted 4 different temporalis muscle transfer (TMT) methods over the last 4 years to reduce ptosis. Read More

    Surgeon point-of-view recording: Using a high-definition head-mounted video camera in the operating room.
    Indian J Ophthalmol 2015 Oct;63(10):771-4
    Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology, Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    Objective: To study the utility of a commercially available small, portable ultra-high definition (HD) camera (GoPro Hero 4) for intraoperative recording.

    Methods: A head mount was used to fix the camera on the operating surgeon's head. Due care was taken to protect the patient's identity. Read More

    Surgical correction of myogenic ptosis using a modified levator resection technique.
    Can J Ophthalmol 2015 Dec;50(6):471-5
    Department of Ophthalmology, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Tianjin Eye Hospital, Clinical College of Ophthalmology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
    Objective: This report describes our experience using a modified anterior levator resection approach in myogenic ptosis patients and presents the results from a consecutive series of patients treated with this method.

    Design: This was a retrospective case series study.

    Participants: Forty-one patients with moderate and severe myogenic ptosis were included. Read More

    Comparison between eyelid indices of ptotic eye and normal fellow eye in patients with unilateral congenital ptosis.
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2016 Jan 22;69(1):e5-9. Epub 2015 Oct 22.
    Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between levator muscle function (LMF) and other eyelid parameters in the normal and affected eyes of patients with unilateral congenital ptosis.

    Methods: This study includes subjects with unilateral congenital upper lid ptosis who were referred for operation over a 2-year period. Patients with other eyelid abnormalities and previous eyelid surgery were excluded. Read More

    Blepharoptosis correction transconjunctivally using buried suture method: A prospective cohort study.
    Int J Surg 2016 Jan 6;25:9-16. Epub 2015 Nov 6.
    B.A.E. Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Clinic, 727-4 Gojan-dong, Danwon-gu, Ansan, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Background: Blepharoptosis correction with minimal eyelid scarring is a desirable outcome. The aim of this study was to describe in detail our method of blepharoptosis correction transconjunctivally using buried suture method and to demonstrate its effectiveness.

    Methods: From June 2012 to May 2013, we performed a blepharoptosis correction transconjunctivally using buried suture method on 458 eyelids in 245 patients. Read More

    Eyebrow Position Following Upper Blepharoplasty.
    Orbit 2015 27;34(6):327-30. Epub 2015 Oct 27.
    b Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cole Eye Institute , Cleveland , Ohio , USA.
    Purpose: To evaluate the effect of upper blepharoplasty on eyebrow height, accounting for ocular dominance, fat excision, change in MRD1, and degree of dermatochalasis.

    Methods: Retrospective review of patients undergoing upper blepharoplasty between January 2013 and July 2014. Patients with a prior history of ocular trauma, disease, and surgery were excluded. Read More

    Nylon Hang Back Sutures in the Repair of Secondary Ptosis Following Overcorrected Dysthyroid Upper Eyelid Retraction.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Jan-Feb;32(1):61-4
    *Barking Havering Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Essex, England; and †Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
    Purpose: Repair of blepharoptosis secondary to surgical overcorrection of thyroid related primary upper eyelid retraction (secondary ptosis) can be unpredictable. This study describes the long-term results of "hang-back" nylon sutures, for an anterior approach surgical repair of secondary ptosis.

    Methods: This was a retrospective consecutive case note review of patients referred with secondary ptosis (after prior upper eyelid lowering for thyroid eye disease), under the care of a single surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital & subsequently at Barking Havering Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (SSD). Read More

    Safety and Effectiveness of a Small Incision Lateral Eyebrow Ptosis Repair Technique Using a Frontalis Muscle Transposition Flap.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Nov/Dec;32(6):438-440
    Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
    Purpose: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a frontalis muscle transposition flap for treatment of lateral eyebrow ptosis.

    Methods: The charts of all patients undergoing frontalis muscle transposition flap eyebrow ptosis repair from December 2013 to September 2014 were reviewed. Charts with inadequate photographs were excluded. Read More

    Simultaneous Double Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Correction with a Single-Knot, Continuous, Nonincisional Technique: A Five-Year Review.
    Aesthet Surg J 2016 Jan 23;36(1):14-20. Epub 2015 Oct 23.
    Dr Byeon is a Professor and Dr Shim is an Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. Dr Hu is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea.
    Background: Double eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most popular facial cosmetic surgeries performed in patients with Asian eyelids. Although most patients choose to undergo blepharoplasty for cosmetic purposes, rather than functional reasons, these patients frequently present with concomitant mild-to-moderate blepharoptosis.

    Objectives: Performing nonincisional double eyelid surgery without correcting the ptosis tends to lead to unsatisfactory results. Read More

    Accuracy of Marginal Reflex Distance Measurements in Eyelid Surgery.
    J Craniofac Surg 2015 Oct;26(7):e569-71
    Department of Ophthalmology, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Sava, Israel.
    Purpose: The marginal reflex distance (MRD), the position of the eyelids with the eyes in the primary position, is fundamental to patient assessment and surgery choice in facial and ophthalmic plastic surgery. This study compares the accuracy of handheld ruler and slit lamp biomicroscope measurements of the MRD1 in patients with blepharoptosis.

    Methods: This is a prospective study of 85 consecutive patients who were referred to our oculoplastic clinic between 2011 and 2013 for unilateral or bilateral ptosis repair. Read More

    Long-term Surgical Outcomes of the Multi-purpose Conical Porous Synthetic Orbital Implant.
    Korean J Ophthalmol 2015 Oct 22;29(5):294-300. Epub 2015 Sep 22.
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Purpose: We present clinical results of the use of the multipurpose conical porous synthetic orbital implant (MCOI) in surgical procedures of evisceration, enucleation, and secondary enucleation in ophthalmology patients.

    Methods: A retrospective review was performed of 59 eyes in which conical implants were used, including 36 cases of eviscerations, 11 enucleations, and 9 secondary enucleations. In all of the cases, the follow-up period was greater than six months between 2004 and 2013. Read More

    Total Upper and Lower Eyelid Reconstruction: A Rare Procedure--A Report of Two Cases.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2015 Oct;136(4):855-9
    Marseille and Nice, France From the Department of Plastic Surgery, La Conception Hospital, the Department of Plastic Surgery, North Hospital, and the Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, La Timone Hospital, Assitance Public-Hôpitaux de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, St. Roch Hospital.
    Unlabelled: Reconstruction after total amputation of the upper and lower eyelids with preserved globe is rare. The primary goal is immediate corneal protection. The second goal is to restore mobility, occlusion, and facial symmetry. Read More

    Prostaglandin-Associated Periorbital Lipodystrophy in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: A Novel Cause of Facial Asymmetry.
    Aesthet Surg J 2016 Mar 15;36(3):NP119-21. Epub 2015 Sep 15.
    Dr Eftekhari is a fellow and Dr Anderson is an oculoplastic surgeon in private practice in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Dr. Mifflin is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Fellowship Director in Corneal Surgery, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
    A 70-year-old woman presented to our practice with profound ptosis of the left upper eyelid and notable asymmetry of the periocular area. On examination, she was noted to have significant atrophy of the periocular tissues on the left side, with lower eyelid retraction. These features were present but less severe on the right side. Read More

    A Skin Crease Preserving Modification of Open-Sky Mullerectomy for Blepharoptosis Correction.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2015 Sep-Oct;31(5):410-3
    *Queen's Hospital, Romford, London, United Kingdom.
    Purpose: To report the results of skin crease preservation with a modified technique of open-sky Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection that precludes the need to reconstruct the upper eyelid skin crease with full thickness sutures.

    Methods: A nonrandomized, retrospective audit of 45 eyelids of 37 consecutive patients with acquired blepharoptosis, undergoing surgical correction by a single surgeon, between November 2011 and July 2014. Surgical technique involved subtotal resection of Muller's muscle plus underlying conjunctiva, under direct visualization. Read More

    Anterior Approach White-Line Advancement: A Hybrid Technique for Ptosis Correction.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2015 Nov-Dec;31(6):478-81
    Ophthalmology Department, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.
    Purpose: To describe the technique of anterior approach white-line advancement for correction of ptosis.

    Methods: Retrospective review of consecutive cases that underwent anterior approach white-line advancement for correction of aponeurotic ptosis. In this technique, the posterior surface of the levator aponeurosis (white line) is accessed through a skin crease incision (anterior approach) and advanced toward the tarsal plate. Read More

    Revision Upper Blepharoplasty.
    Semin Plast Surg 2015 Aug;29(3):201-8
    Bio Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    The ideal shape and height of the double eyelid varies widely depending on the patient and the culture. Patients may be dissatisfied after a double eyelid operation for the following reasons: scar, low versus high fold, shallow versus deep fold, triple folds, pretarsal fullness, ptosis, and asymmetry. Here the author describes the complications experienced after double eyelid surgery and corrective procedures. Read More

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