Comparison of Nylon Monofilament Suture and Polytetrafluoroethylene Sheet for Frontalis Suspension Surgery in Eyes With Congenital Ptosis

Purpose: To compare nylon monofilament suture with polytetrafluoroethylene sheet for frontalis suspension surgery to treat eyes with congenital ptosis.Design: Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative, interventional case series.Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 49 patients who had undergone 79 eyelid frontalis suspension surgeries to treat congenital ptosis. All of the patients were younger than 16 years and had congenital ptosis with poor levator muscle function. They were treated with frontalis suspension surgery with either a nylon suture or a polytetrafluoroethylene sheet and were followed up for at least 1 year. A single rhomboid loop sling was used for the nylon suture surgery. (Read more...)

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