Congenital ptosis. Long-term results of treatment using lyophilized fascia lata for frontalis suspensions

Ophthalmology. 1991 Aug;98(8):1234-7.


This report extends a prospective collaborative study published in 1982 of congenital ptosis repair using lyophilized human fascia lata to investigate the permanency of banked human fascia lata. Fifty-six patients are described with a mean postoperative follow-up of 7.2 years and a median follow-up of 8.3 years. Significant recurrence of ptosis was documented in 24 of 56 (43%) patients. New failures continue to be recognized even in the eighth postoperative year. Life table and survival analysis predicts a success rate from frontalis suspension surgery using lyophilized human fascia lata of 90% at 2 to 3 years, 70% at 5 to 6 years, and 50% at 8 to 9 years.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Blepharoptosis / congenital
  • Blepharoptosis / surgery*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Fascia Lata / transplantation*
  • Freeze Drying
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Recurrence
  • Survival Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome