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Avaliacao dos resultados cirurgicos com a tecnica da resseccao do musculo de Muller-conjuntiva no tratamento da blefaroptose. [Evaluation of the surgery results of Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection in the treatment of blepharoptosis]
Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection for correction of blepharoptosis and to discuss the advantages of this procedure. METHODS: 38 patients (39 eyelids) were submitted to Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection. Blepharoptosis varied from 1.0 mm to 3.0 mm (mean: 2.0 mm). The amount of eyelid elevation produced by phenylephrine guided the amount of tissue to be resected. RESULT: 33 eyelids (85%) treated with this procedure were cosmetically acceptable. CONCLUSIONS: Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection procedure is a relatively simple technique for blepharoptosis, with good levator function and positive 10% phenylephrine test. The advantages are: preservation of tarsus and predictable results.
AdolescentAdultAgedBlepharoplasty/*methodsBlepharoptosis/*surgeryChildConjunctiva/*surgeryEyelids/*surgeryFemaleFollow-Up StudiesHumansMaleMiddle AgedMuscle, Smooth/*surgeryMydriatics/diagnostic usePhenylephrine/diagnostic useSeverity of Illness IndexTreatment Outcome
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