PurposeTo compare the functional and cosmetic outcomes of two- and three-point sutures for advancing the levator aponeurosis in blepharoptosis surgery on Asians.Patients and methodsThis retrospective study examined 60 Asian patients with blepharoptosis who had undergone advancement of the levator aponeurosis: 34 patients (46 eyelids) had ptosis correction using the two-point suture technique and 26 patients (41 eyelids) had ptosis correction using the three-point suture technique. The postoperative marginal reflex distance (MRD1), lid height difference, and eyelid contour were evaluated.ResultsTwenty-seven (79.4%) of the 34 patients in the two-point group and 19 (73.1%) of 26 patients in the three-point group had a postoperative MRD1 of 2-4 mm, lids within 0.5 mm of each other, and a satisfactory eyelid contour; this difference was not significant. The rate of reoperation did not differ significantly between the two groups.ConclusionTwo- and three-point sutures for advancing the levator aponeurosis were equally effective for correcting blepharoptosis in Asians.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by Soonchunhyang University Research fund.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sensory Systems