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Minerva Pediatrica 2019 August;71(4):358-61

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.17.04382-1

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Effect of frontal muscle aponeurosis flap suspension surgery for severe congenital ptosis in children

Deyong ZHANG, Bao GUO, Wenqian CAI

Department of Ophthalmology, Xuzhou Children’s Hospital, Xuzhou, China


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BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of frontal muscle aponeurosis flap suspension surgery for severe congenital ptosis in children.
METHODS: Recent results of 30 cases (45 eyes) of children with severe congenital ptosis were evaluated and follow-up observation was conducted.
RESULTS: One week after the surgery, the success rate was 97.7% and it was 95.5% after three months.
CONCLUSIONS: The suspension of frontal muscle aponeurosis should be the first choice for children with severe congenital ptosis for its simplicity, safety and fewer complications.


KEY WORDS: Aponeurosis; Surgical flaps; Blepharoptosis

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