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Eduardo Arenas Archila, ALEXANDRA MIETH; NEW METHOD TO SIMULATE DERMATOCHALASIS SURGERY. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):93. doi: https://doi.org/.
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Design of a temporary method to simulate the effect of possible surgical superior eyelid procedure, using cyano glue in cases of Dermatochalasis
Using special design spatulas and with the intervention of two medical persons a technician and a plastic surgeon, the spatulas are sliced as fast as possible folding the excess of lid skin, simulating the result of a possible surgery in the worst eye. A Photo of the patient is take before and after the procedure and a special questionary is delivered to the patient to be answered 24 hours after the procedure, which is the minimum time the glue remains correcting temporally the lid anomaly.
The patient immediately notice the esthetical difference between the two eyes, but the list of answers include a list of symptoms such as augmentation of the visual field, less ocular irritation, less ephifora, red eye and esthetical aspects.
This method is very important for the Doctor and the patient because it simulate very closely the effect of a possible surgical procedure not only from the esthetic point of view, but also as a cause of multiple eye symptoms. Also will suggest the surgeon the amount of possible tissue removal in case of surgical indication
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.
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