J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  1998 Jul;25(5):825-830.

Correction of recurred blepharoptosis


From May 1988 to January 1997 authors had experienced 13 cases of recurred blepharoptosis. Previous operative procedures were frontalis muscle suspension in 10 cases and levator resection in 3 cases. Follow up period ranged from 11 months to 9 years. We have treated recurred blepharoptosis using frontalis myofascial flap, orbicularis oculi muscle flap and levator resection in accordance with the postoperative levator function and degree of ptosis of patient and considering previous operative technique. The results were that 12 patients have gained the levator excursion over 7 mm and reduced the height difference between both palpebral fissures less than 2 mm after reoperation (good in 6 cases and satisfactory in 6 cases). From these results we might conclude that the frontalis myofascial flap technique is a good secondary blepharoptosis operation for patient with less than 2 mm of levator function, orbicularis oculimuscle flap technique with 2-4 mm of levator function, levator resection with over than 4 mm of levator function. The expert technique and experience are also important factor for the treatment of recurred blepharoptosis.

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Follow-Up Studies
Surgical Procedures, Operative
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