Risk Factor Assessment Prior to Ptosis Surgery

  • David I. Silbert


Careful documentation of history and physical findings are important in guiding the ptosis surgeon to carefully select the specific procedure most appropriate for any given patient. It will also help establish which patients are at greater risk for complications with surgical intervention. This chapter will detail the thought processes behind testing and history taking as well as discuss documentation necessary prior to scheduling a patient for ptosis repair. It will review a number of medical issues that may impact the surgical outcome and should be considered prior to surgery. Careful attention to the many issues discussed in this chapter will allow the surgeon to realistically present the patient with the risks inherent in their procedure, and keep patient expectations in line with reality.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Botulinum Toxin Ocular Surface Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Corneal Staining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FAAP – Family Eye Group, Lancaster PAMechanicsburgUSA

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