Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Abstract: Myotonic dystrophy is a systemic disorder associated with progressive muscle weakness of the extremities and multi-organ dysfunction. This condition commonly affects the levator palpebrae superioris muscle, which leads to ptosis and eventually affects patients' activities of daily living. The effects of ptosis on activities of daily living are usually overlooked; therefore, the importance of treatment is underestimated, and surgical procedures are considered infeasible in patients with pre-existent levator palpebrae superioris muscle weakness. Read More