Adjustable suture technique for levator recession

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996 May;114(5):620-4. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130612025.


Objective: To determine whether an adjustable suture technique is clinically useful in levator recession surgery.

Design: Consecutive clinical series.

Setting: Inpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center.

Participants: Ten patients who were undergoing levator recession surgical procedures for correction of eyelid retraction constituted the group of subjects of this study.

Outcome measures: Outcome measures included margin-reflex distance and palpebral fissure measurements.

Results: Postoperative margin-reflex distance and palpebral fissure measurements were within 0.5 mm of the desired eyelid position in 10 or 14 procedures and within 1 mm of the desired position in 12 of 14 procedures.

Conclusion: Adjustable sutures may be a useful adjunct in levator recession surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blepharoptosis / surgery
  • Eyelid Diseases / surgery*
  • Female
  • Graves Disease / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oculomotor Muscles / surgery*
  • Reoperation
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Treatment Outcome