Relationship of facial structure to eyelid surgery outcomes

   TAGS:     Eyes Frontal Projection Ptosis

Study Description: This study will enroll adults who have undergone surgery for ptosis, or drooping upper eyelids. Participation in the study will require only a few minutes, and no additional appointments will be required beyond those already needed for routine care after surgery. The goal of this study is to identify factors that may make a person less likely to have an ideal outcome after surgery. At a routine appointment approximately one month after surgery, measurements of the bone structure surrounding the eyes will be performed using a metal caliper. Patients then will be divided into two groups, based on eyelid measurements performed after surgery: those with enough correction of ptosis and those whose eyelids remain droopy. Then, the measurements taken with the caliper, as well as routine eyelid measurements, will be compared to determine if differing measurements make a person more likely to have remaining eyelid drooping after surgery, which could require an additional surgical procedure to correct. The measurements will also be compared with which surgical procedure was performed by the surgeon, to determine if there is any relationship between these two factors.

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Principal Investigator: Dilip Thomas

Eligibility Criteria: Patients at the Georgia Regents University Eye Clinic Have undergone surgical ptosis repair for droopy upper eyelids Age 50 or over Able to provide informed consent in English.

Compensation: No, subjects will not be compensated.


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