December 2002
Volume 43, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   December 2002
Palpebral Ptosis : 5 Year Retrospective Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • AC Oropeza-Montemayor
    Orbit Hospital NSTRA Sra De La Luz Mexico City Mexico
    Mexico City Mexico
    Mexico City Mexico
    Mexico City Mexico
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    Commercial Relationships   A.C. Oropeza-Montemayor, None; H. Lopez, None; B. Dominguez, None; M. Tejeda, None.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science December 2002, Vol.43, 3026. doi:
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      AC Oropeza-Montemayor, H LOPEZ, B DOMINGUEZ, M TEJEDA; Palpebral Ptosis : 5 Year Retrospective Study . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):3026.

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Abstract: : Purpose:To determine the incidence of palpebral ptosis at the Fundacion Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Luz, I.A.P. (FHNSL) and surgical methods used for correction. Methods:We reviewed the files of all patients with diagnosis of palpebral ptosis , during the period between January 1996 to August 2001. Results:A total of 106 patients were included. According to etiology: Congenital ptosis in 57 patient, aponeurotic ptosis in 42 patients, traumatic ptosis in 5 patients, mechanical ptosis in 1 patient, Neurogenical ptosis in 1 patient. Surgical treatments were: In congenital ptosis: 75% of the patients had frontal wires, 5% resection and reinsertion of the elevator muscle, 5% pleat of elevator, 15% frontal plastia; aponeurotic ptosis 75% elevator pleat, 25% resection and reinsertion of the elevator aponeurosis. In traumatic ptosis 100% reinsertion of the elevator aponeurosis. In mechanical ptosis: 100% reinsertion of elevator. In neurogenical ptosis observation in 100%. Conclusion:: Palpebral ptosis can be present in any age, any sex and the presence of this entity is to manage in the orbit department. Congenital ptosis is the most frequent ptosis in 53% of the cases. The surgical treatment most commonly used is the reinsertion of the elevator muscle in 52%of the cases.

Keywords: 315 anatomy • 352 clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: natural history • 410 eyelid 

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