Evaluation of Levator Function for Efficacy of Minimally Invasive and Standard Techniques for Involutional Ptosis – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate clinical and anatomic outcomes of surgery for involutional ptosis using standard-length or small incisions in relation to preoperative levator function.Design: Retrospective study.Methods: Sixty-three patients diagnosed with involutional ptosis who underwent surgical correction using a small or standard-length incision between November 2010 and December 2011 were reviewed; a single surgeon performed surgery using a small incision (8 to 10 mm) in 22 patients and a standard-length incision (20 to 22 mm) in 34 patients. All patients underwent standard preoperative ptosis evaluation with margin-to-reflex distance 1 and 2 measurements and levator function assessment. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to (Read more...)

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