Frontalis sling procedure for ocular myasthenia gravis
Shinichi Asamura1, Hirohiko Kakizaki2, Mitsuhiro Enjyo1, Takahiro Hashimoto1, Noritaka Isogai1
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osakasayama, Osaka, Japan; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi Japan
Abstract: A 39-year-old woman was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis when she was 8 years old. Although many treatments – such as cholinesterase inhibitors and steroids – had been given to the patient, her condition did not improve sufficiently. As she demonstrated bilateral 3 mm levator function without any eye movement disturbances, bilateral frontalis sling procedures were performed with an autologous fascia lata. One year after the operation, the operated upper eyelids showed symmetrically appropriate heights with good functional outcome. A sling procedure with an autologous fascia lata was suitable for correcting poor levator function of an ocular myasthenia gravis case.
Keywords: ocular myasthenia gravis, ptosis, frontalis sling
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