The Fasanella–Servat Procedure for Ptosis

  • Kim Jebodhsingh
  • James Oestreicher
  • John T. Harvey


The Fasanella–Servat procedure is useful in correcting ptosis of the upper eyelid. It does so by removing conjunctiva, Müller’s muscle, and tarsus using a posterior eyelid approach. A graded algorithm provides a high success rate in patients who have ptosis with good levator muscle function. The surgery is quick and atraumatic and can be used in frail and elderly patients. The surgery can be used to correct upper eyelid contour abnormalities.


Servat Procedure Levator Function Corneal Abrasion Levator Aponeurosis Contour Abnormality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kim Jebodhsingh
  • James Oestreicher
  • John T. Harvey
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  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyMcMaster University Medical CentreHamiltonCanada

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