Anterior Approach to Correction of Levator Maldevelopment Ptosis with a New Emphasis on Supramaximal Levator Resection for Poor-Function Ptosis
Managing congenital ptosis usually employs either a frontalis sling or levator resection. Each surgery has its advantages and disadvantages. Unilateral, poor levator function congenital ptosis is particularly difficult to manage. Successful surgery has been described with both a unilateral and bilateral frontalis sling in these cases. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the management of unilateral congenital ptosis with a new emphasis on supramaximal levator resection.
KeywordsCongenital ptosis Levator resection Frontalis sling Supramaximal levator resection