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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-125

Total levator aponeurosis resection for primary congenital ptosis with very poor levator function


Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine and Health Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

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Abdullah Al-Mujaini
Department of Ophthalmology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, 123 Al Khod, Muscat
Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.71886

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Aim : This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of total levator aponeurosis resection in patients with very poor levator function secondary to primary congenital ptosis. Design : A retrospective, noncomparative single-institutional study was designed. Participants : Seven patients with very poor levator function secondary to primary congenital ptosis operated between May 2008 and May 2010 by one surgeon (AM). Materials and Methods : A retrospective study of seven patients with congenital ptosis evaluating eyelid elevation following total levator aponeurosis resection. End result is improvement of the eyelid elevation. Conclusion : Total levator aponeurosis resection is easy and effective tool in elevating the eyelid in patients with very poor levator function secondary to primary congenital ptosis.


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