First outcomes of silicon rod frontalis suspension prospective follow-up in congenital blepharoptosis

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Frontalis suspension is an efficient surgical solution for moderate to severe congenital blepharoptosis. Compared to autologous fascia lata, silicon rod allows faster surgery but long-term results are still needed. Aim: to assess the long-term results of silicon rod frontalis suspension


This one year bicentric non-comparative prospective study included ten patients who underwent frontalis suspension using silicon rod sling (FCI, France). The main criterion was the palpebral height measured before surgery and at one week, three months and one year postoperatively. Palpebral height was measured with Image J using a standardized technique on digital picture


The intermediate results are shown. The palpebral height was significantly improved in all patients at one week and three months compared to the preoperative values but tended to decrease between one week and 3 months


The intermediate results show that silicon rod frontalis suspension seems an efficient method to treat congenital blepharoptosis. One-year results are necessary to validate this outcome

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