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.