A disposable needle for frontalis suspension surgery in congenital ptosis

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1997 Jul;28(7):607-8.


In six patients affected by congenital ptosis, a disposable epidural anesthesia needle was used instead of a Wright needle for frontalis suspension surgery. For each of the patients in this study, the use of a disposable needle permitted smaller supra-brow area incisions with a minimal scar. The needle also created a smaller breach in the plane of levator aponeurosis and preaponeurotic fat, causing less tissue edema and bleeding than with a Wright needle.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Local / instrumentation*
  • Blepharoptosis / congenital
  • Blepharoptosis / surgery*
  • Disposable Equipment*
  • Humans
  • Needles*