Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 1685–1686 | Cite as

Invited Response on: “Minimally Invasive Conjoint Fascial Sheath Suspension for Blepharoptosis Correction”

  • Jing Zhou
  • Wenli Chen
  • Zuoliang Qi
  • Xiaolei JinEmail author
Editor’s Invited Commentary

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We sincerely thank the authors for the valuable and noteworthy commentary to our study on the correction of blepharoptosis using CFS suspension by a minimally invasive approach [1].

First, we would like to re-emphasize that in this article the selection of the patients was those with mild-to-moderate blepharoptosis and intact CFS, rather than congenital and/or acquired deformity. Besides the cases reported in the original article, we performed CFS suspension on four patients older than 35 years with a follow-up for at least 1 year. Among them were two patients, aged 42, with mild blepharoptosis on the left eye and bilateral eyes, respectively, one patient aged 37 was diagnosed with moderate ptosis on the left eye, and a...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical SciencesPeking Union Medical CollegeBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Tianjin Eye Hospital, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tianjin Eye Institute Clinical College of OphthalmologyTianjin Medical UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

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