RESEARCH ARTICLE


Transconjunctival Blepharoptosis Surgery: A Review of Posterior Approach Ptosis Surgery and Posterior Approach White-Line Advancement



Vikesh Patel, Raman Malhotra*
CorneoPlastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, RH19 3DZ, UK


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Corneoplastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DZ, UK; Tel: 01342 414549; Fax: 01342 414106; E-mail: raman.malhotra@qvh.nhs.uk


Abstract

Posterior approach blepharoptosis surgery, via the transconjunctival route, was probably the first method of surgery employed to shorten the levator palpebrae superioris (LPS) muscle. A review of the literature demonstrates how surgery has evolved since Blaskovics’ first described his technique in 1923. We describe our newer method of posterior approach white-line advancement blepharoptosis repair which is now an option in the majority of aponeurotic ptosis with moderate to good levator function.

Keywords:: Transconjunctival Blepharoptosis Surgery, Ptosis Surgery, White-Line Advancement, Müller,s muscle conjunctival resection.