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Stability of silicone band frontalis suspension for the treatment of severe unilateral upper eyelid ptosis in infants.
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PMID:  18850549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To address the efficacy, safety, and stability of frontalis suspension of the upper eyelid with a silicone band for the treatment of severe congenital ptosis in infants. METHODS: Data from 22 pediatric patients undergoing unilateral frontalis suspension with silicone band were retrospectively reviewed with a follow-up ranging from 18 to 30 months. The margin-reflex distance (MRD) and the corneal staining had been evaluated at each pre- and postoperative visit. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance and t test for paired data. RESULTS: MRD was absent before surgery in all cases: it ranged from -1 mm to -4 mm (-2.4+/-0.8 mm). Immediately after surgery, it increased to 2.9+/-0.3 mm, and then progressively reduced by 0.6 mm within the first 3 months (p=0.001); a further reduction of 0.2 mm, occurring between 3 and 12 months after surgery, was not statistically significant. After the 12-month visit, no changes in MRD were found at follow-up for any patient. Corneal staining, which was present in five patients over the first 2 postoperative weeks, recovered without sequelae. Complications occurred in three eyes: overcorrection and corneal ulcer in one case requiring removal of the silicone band, one granuloma, and one extrusion of the silicone band from the upper frontal incision. CONCLUSIONS: During the study period, the frontalis suspension with a silicone band was an effective and safe procedure. MRD values were stable between month 3 and the end of follow-up, although this series does not preclude the possible occurrence of blepharoptosis at longer time intervals.
P Fogagnolo; M Serafino; P Nucci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1120-6721     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-13     Completed Date:  2008-10-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
G.B. Bietti Foundation-IRCCS (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico), Roma - Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blepharoplasty / methods*
Blepharoptosis / congenital,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Eyelids / physiopathology,  surgery
Oculomotor Muscles / surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Silicone Elastomers*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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