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Paediatric ptosis

Manoj Parulekar and colleagues provide a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis, assessment and management of childhood ptosis. Blepharoptosis (commonly referred to as ptosis – Greek, πτῶσις, ‘to fall’) is a condition where the upper eyelid is in an abnormally low...

Proprioception and ptosis

This is a small prospective study investigating the effect of proprioceptive factors on upper lid height. Eight unilaterally anophthalmic patients with ocular prostheses and normal lid heights had standardised photographic measurements taken of their eyelid and brow positions. Three sets...

Characteristics of ptosis in Iranian children

A cross-section study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of ptosis (congenital and acquired) and its risk factors in Iranian children. The target population was children aged seven years in urban areas of Iran. Seventy schools of eight cities were...

Axial length in congenital ptosis

The axial length in patients with unilateral congenital ptosis was prospectively examined in this study and lengths compared to fellow eyes. Thirty-seven patients included 24 male and 13 females with mean age of 17.8 ±16.3 years. Right ptosis was present...

Managing a patient with ptosis

A 50-year-old male patient is referred from the Accident & Emergency department with a history of ptosis. How will you manage this patient? Mr Bertie Fernando Clinical management Clinical management starts with a sound clinical history. Current history The history...

Topical steroids and ptosis surgery

This is a retrospective review examining the effect of prior topical steroid use on patients undergoing ptosis surgery. Out of a total of 406 eyelids undergoing ptosis repairs, 44 had received topical steroids for an average of 3.7 years prior...

Ptosis surgery outcomes

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of childhood ptosis surgery in a population-based cohort. The authors assessed reoperation rates, amblyopia, risk of lag, dry eye and other complications. This was a retrospective review of 47...

A surgical option for congenital ptosis

The authors describe a surgical technique to manage congenital ptosis. They present 30 patients with severe congenital ptosis, MRD1 varying between -2mm and 1mm. Intervention was carried out early to prevent amblyopia. All cases had surgery before age seven with...

Simultaneous surgery for ptosis and strabismus

The authors present the surgical management of congenital ptosis and coexistent strabismus at one centre for a follow-up period of >2 years. This was a retrospective review of 10 patients (17 eyes); nine males. Intermittent exotropia was present in three...

Congenital ptosis and astigmatism

This is a review of the effect of congenital ptosis surgery on refractive error. Seventy-one eyes of 56 patients were reviewed. The unoperated eye in unilateral cases was used as the control group. The mean age at surgery was 5.1...

Repeated ptosis surgery

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the amounts of surgery for the treatment of residual or recurrent simple congenital ptosis and to investigate the relationship between long-term surgical success rates with clinical and surgical factors. This was a...

Silicone rod for ptosis surgery

The authors report their results and complications associated with the use of silicone rod for frontalis suspension lid surgery. This was a retrospective study of 38 eyes (25 patients) with six months follow-up. The group included 19 males and six...