Surgical correction of upper eyelid retraction

Ophthalmic Surg. 1993 May;24(5):323-7.


Over the last 7 years, I have used a "central aponeurosis disinsertion" technique to correct dysthyroid upper eyelid retraction in nine patients. Consistent and predictable results were achieved and maintained over follow-up periods ranging from 18 to 72 months. The technique is simple and effective, and does not involve extensive dissection or the use of a spacer.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eyelid Diseases / etiology
  • Eyelid Diseases / surgery*
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Graves Disease / complications
  • Graves Disease / surgery
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Suture Techniques
  • Treatment Outcome