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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 111  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-75

Direct brow lift versus transblepharoplasty browpexy for correction of brow ptosis


Department of Ophthalmology, Minia University, Minia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mahmoud M.M Genaidy
Department of Ophthalmology, Minia University, Minia
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejos.ejos_44_17

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Purpose The aim of this study was to compare direct brow lift and transblepharoplasty browpexy for the management of brow ptosis in terms of cosmetic results, complications, and patient satisfaction. Patients and methods It is a surgical intervention prospective comparative study, 40 brows of 24 patients with brow ptosis were divided into two groups. Group A included 20 brows that were subjected to direct brow lift and group B included 20 brows that were subjected to transblepharoplasty browpexy. Preoperative evaluation included assessment of general and ophthalmological history, brow evaluation, any associated dermatochalasis, ocular examination, cranial nerve examination, visual field assessment, and photographic documentation. Results Bilateral brow ptosis was present in 16 patients, whereas eight patients had unilateral brow ptosis. There were 16 female patients and eight male patients. Their age ranged between 53 and 75 years. The cosmetic complaint of an undesirable appearance was the presenting symptom in 18 patients, whereas functional issues with heaviness and temporal visual field defects were the presenting symptoms in four patients. In group A (direct brow lift), 16 brows were corrected with the brow level at or slightly above the superior orbital margin, whereas four brows were undercorrected. In group B (transblepharoplasty browpexy), 12 brows were fully corrected, whereas eight brows were undercorrected. Conclusion Both direct brow lift and transblepharoplasty browpexy are effective and safe techniques for the correction of brow ptosis. Each procedure has its own advantages.


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