Mersilene mesh and fascia lata in brow suspension: a comparative study

Ophthalmic Surg. 1993 Feb;24(2):105-8.


I retrospectively compared 34 brow suspension procedures: 17 using Mersilene mesh and 17 using stored, irradiated fascia lata. Good results were obtained with both materials. Since Mersilene mesh is inexpensive, easy to prepare and work with, and can be sterilized and guaranteed free of infectious diseases, it is an acceptable alternative if fascia lata is unavailable.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Eyebrows / surgery*
  • Eyelid Diseases / surgery
  • Fascia Lata / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Muscles / surgery
  • Polyethylene Terephthalates*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Surgical Mesh*


  • Polyethylene Terephthalates
  • Lavsan