Jul 1, 1977

Anterior tarsectomy reoperation for upper eyelid blepharoptosis or contour abnormalities

American Journal of Ophthalmology
H I Baylis, N Shorr


In five cases, a simplified anterior tarsal resection corrected complicated upper eyelid blepharoptosis and contour abnormalities. One case of residual blepharoptosis after levator muscle resection was corrected by resecting an amount of tarsus equal to the desired amount of correction. Two cases of upper eyelid blepharoptosis resulting from overcorrected levator muscle recession were corrected in the same manner. In one case of residual segmental blepharoptosis of the upper eyelid causing a contour abnormality, we resected a segment of tarsus corresponding to the amount of blepharoptosis in the affected segment of the eyelid. In one patient who developed a contour abnormality after a Fasanella procedure with segmental blepharoptosis nasally and overcorrection temporally, a segment of tarsus resected nasally and inserted temporally created an even contour. Anterior tarsal resection is a simple method of revising the upper eyelid level of contour in situations where the upper eyelid anatomy has been distorted by previous surgery.

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Upper Eyelid Structure
Study, Methodological
Ankle Joint Structure
Esthetic Surgery
Chromosome Aberrations
Entire Eyelid
Eyelids (Symptom)
Eyelid Structure

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