GHEORGHE NODITI, MIHAIL COJOCARU, DAN GRIGORESCU, GEORGE NODITI ONE TIME NEW SURGICAL CORRECTION FOR SEVERE UPPER EYELID ACQUIRED PTOSIS Palpebral ptosis is a condition caused by different congenital and acquired pathologies. Seeing difficulty due to the visual field obstruction, prefrontal headaches due to chronic use of the frontalis muscle in an attempt to lift the eyelids and cosmetic deformity are the main complaints of the patients. The surgical correction of the ptosis can be challenging. According to the preoperative evaluation, the most appropriate technique should be used to maximize the postoperator result. We describe a new surgical approach for severe upper eyelids acquired ptosis consisting in reanimation of both eyelids by using the neighboring active muscle. We considered the patient a good candidate for the new surgical approach we introduce as one time operative procedure. The result was a normal palpebral fissure for both eyes. The advantage of this approach consists in performing one time surgery followed by immediate postoperative mobilization of the upper eyelids which determine the recovery of the upper lids motility by further self-control.
Keywords: palpebral ptosis, isual field obstruction, upper eyelids