Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 57–61 | Cite as

Correction of ptosis or pseudoptosis in congenital double elevator palsy by either extraocular muscle or lid surgery

  • Ayşe G. Kocak-Altintas
  • Inci Koçak-Midillioglu
  • Atilla Argin
  • Sunay Duman
Original Article


Fifteen of 19 patients diagnosed with double elevator palsy (DEP) assocaited with ptosis or pseudoptosis underwent surgical intervention including muscle transposition operation, levator resection and/or frontal suspension surgery. Surgical intervention for DEP not only achieved significant reduction in vertical deviation but also accomplished correction of pseudoptosis. In subjects with true ptosis specific ptosis surgery is essential after strabismus surgery.


Rectus Muscle Vertical Deviation Levator Muscle Prism Diopter Rectus Recession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayşe G. Kocak-Altintas
    • 1
  • Inci Koçak-Midillioglu
    • 2
  • Atilla Argin
    • 2
  • Sunay Duman
    • 2
  1. 1.SB. First-aid and Traumatology Research and Training HospitalKavaklidereTurkey
  2. 2.S.B. Ankara Research and Training HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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