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BLEPHAROPTOSIS TREATED BY THE FRIEDENWALD-GUYTON SUTURE

BLEPHAROPTOSIS TREATED BY THE FRIEDENWALD-GUYTON SUTURE Abstract CORRECTION of ptosis by a single, buried, permanent suture anchoring the lid to the frontalis muscle was originally described by Friedenwald and Guyton in 1948.1 Because, to our knowledge, nothing has appeared in the literature on this subject since that time, it is considered worth while to evaluate the results in a series of 35 cases of blepharoptosis treated by this method. TECHNIQUE The technique, as described by Friedenwald and Guyton, is as follows: Two small stab incisions are made at the upper border of the brow, one 5 mm. lateral to the nasal termination of the brow and the other approximately 3 cm. lateral to the first. Each incision is made down to the periosteum. Two tiny incisions are then made through the skin of the upper lid, 2 mm. above the lid margin and about 2 cm. apart, placed symmetrically so that they lie about 7 mm. References 1. Friedenwald, J. S., and Guyton, J. S.: Simple Ptosis Operation: Utilization of the Frontalis by Means of a Single Rhomboid Shaped Suture , Am. J. Ophth. 31:411-414 1948. 2. Constantine, F.: Personal communication to the authors. 3. Julius Berbecker & Sons, Inc., New York. 4. Burke, R.: A Simplified Blascovics Operation for Blepharoptosis , Tr. Am. Ophth. Soc. 49:297-350, 1952. 5. Gailey, W.: Personal communication to the authors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

BLEPHAROPTOSIS TREATED BY THE FRIEDENWALD-GUYTON SUTURE

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6339
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1953.00920020048007
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Abstract

Abstract CORRECTION of ptosis by a single, buried, permanent suture anchoring the lid to the frontalis muscle was originally described by Friedenwald and Guyton in 1948.1 Because, to our knowledge, nothing has appeared in the literature on this subject since that time, it is considered worth while to evaluate the results in a series of 35 cases of blepharoptosis treated by this method. TECHNIQUE The technique, as described by Friedenwald and Guyton, is as follows: Two small stab incisions are made at the upper border of the brow, one 5 mm. lateral to the nasal termination of the brow and the other approximately 3 cm. lateral to the first. Each incision is made down to the periosteum. Two tiny incisions are then made through the skin of the upper lid, 2 mm. above the lid margin and about 2 cm. apart, placed symmetrically so that they lie about 7 mm. References 1. Friedenwald, J. S., and Guyton, J. S.: Simple Ptosis Operation: Utilization of the Frontalis by Means of a Single Rhomboid Shaped Suture , Am. J. Ophth. 31:411-414 1948. 2. Constantine, F.: Personal communication to the authors. 3. Julius Berbecker & Sons, Inc., New York. 4. Burke, R.: A Simplified Blascovics Operation for Blepharoptosis , Tr. Am. Ophth. Soc. 49:297-350, 1952. 5. Gailey, W.: Personal communication to the authors.

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1953

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