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Seon Tae Kim, Won Yeol Ryu, Yoon Hyung Kwon, Hee-Bae Ahn; The Brow position changes of Korean in relation to age. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2017;58(8):3830.
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The westerner`s lateral brow drooping with age was reported in several studies, but there were no studies about Asian population, especially about Korean population.; in doing so, we hoped to know about the brow position changes of Korean in relation to age.
300 adults older than 18 years were enrolled the study, and the Image J program was used to analyze the digital photos of the patients measuring MRD1(marginal reflex distance-1), BPD(brow-to-pupil distance), NALB(nasal ala - lateral brow distance), LBPL(lateral brow plumb line), angle formed by the line from mid pupil to midline of brow and a line from that same point at the midline of brow to the lateral brow. We divided the patient into 3 groups(18-40, 41-60, older than 61) and compared each other by ANOVA test.
The group aged between 18 to 40 years old included 100 patients, and among them, 46 patients were male and 54 patients were female. The group aged between 41 to 60 years old included 100 patients, and among them 56 patients were male, and 44 patients were female. The group older than 61 years old included 100 patients, among them 60 patients were male and 40 patients were female.
This study also showed lateral brow drooping with age in Korean population, but it was only significant at the group aged older than 61 years. We wanted to present the normal aging changes of faces in Korean and guideline for ptosis operation.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, MD, May 7-11, 2017.
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