The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Frontalis suspension

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 11 year-old presented to our clinic with a right congenital ptosis. The levator function was less than 4mm. Frontalis suspension was performed using 2/0 prolene. Post-operatively, the eye had problem closing at the beginning which improved over the next 10 days. The eye was given chloramphenicol ointment at night and she wore sunglasses in sleep to prevent exposure keratitis.

 

 

Pre-operative appearance.

 

24 hours post-frontalis suspension.

 

Improved appearance at 10 days post-frontalis suspension.

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