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Vinita Srivastava, Heena Patel, Hassan Shah, Hui Bae Lee, William Nunery; Posterior conjunctival plication to correct secondary ptosis after eyelid retraction repair in Graves disease. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013;54(15):5913.
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To describe the results of posterior conjunctival plication for the treatment of secondary ptosis after eyelid retraction repair in Graves disease.
A retrospective analysis was performed on patients in our practice with post- operative ptosis following upper eyelid retraction repair for Graves orbitopathy. The patients were evaluated preoperatively by routine eye examination and eyelid measurements including MRD1 and levator function. Four eyes of 4 patients who presented with ptosis following eyelid retraction repair surgery were corrected with posterior conjunctival plication.
Posterior conjunctival plication for secondary ptosis following eyelid retraction repair was successful in 4 eyelids of 4 patients with Graves disease. Follow up period was from 6-10 months over which no sign of recurrent ptosis was observed.
Posterior conjunctival plication is an effective surgical technique for the correction of secondary ptosis following eyelid retraction repair in patients with Graves disease.
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