Evaluation and Management of Blepharoptosis

  • Adam J. Cohen
  • David A. Weinberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adam J. Cohen, David A. Weinberg
      Pages 3-4
    3. Mithra O. Gonzalez, Vikram D. Durairaj
      Pages 5-11
    4. Jonathan J. Dutton, Bartley R. Frueh
      Pages 13-26
  3. Approach to the Ptosis Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. David I. Silbert
      Pages 29-36
    3. Chris Thiagarajah, Robert Kersten
      Pages 49-57
  4. Ptosis Subtypes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Adam J. Cohen, David A. Weinberg
      Pages 61-65
    3. Edward J. Wladis, Dale R. Meyer
      Pages 67-72
    4. Jose Luis Tovilla
      Pages 73-78
    5. Natan D. Kahn, David A. Weinberg
      Pages 79-106
    6. Ippolit C. A. Matjucha
      Pages 107-114
    7. Jonathan W. Kim
      Pages 115-128
    8. Nariman S. Boyle, Eli L. Chang
      Pages 129-140
    9. Ann P. Murchison, Jurij R. Bilyk
      Pages 141-145
    10. Renzo A. Zaldívar, Michael S. Lee, Andrew R. Harrison
      Pages 147-151
  5. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153

About this book

Introduction

Written by experts in the fields of oculofacial plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology, Evaluation and Management of Blepharoptosis is an up-to-date, practical guide to the treatment of adults and children with ptosis. This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of blepharoptosis in an organized fashion. The book begins with evaluation of the patient to determine if true ptosis or pseudoptosis exists. The various categories of blepharoptosis are thoroughly and succinctly reviewed, along with suggested approaches to clinical management. Detailed descriptions of the various surgical techniques are replete with pearls provided by leading ptosis surgeons, along with advice regarding perioperative anesthesia and analgesia. Every surgeon should know how to handle the various surgical complications and surgical failure. Nevertheless, familiarity with surgical techniques is not enough. One must learn to identify risk factors and red flags that suggest a modified or conservative approach, or perhaps that surgery may be unwise. When surgery is unwarranted or unsuccessful, then one may consider nonsurgical therapeutic strategies. Regardless of treatment, the physician-patient relationship and detailed discussion with the patient prior to surgery regarding potential risks, complications, and realistic expectations impact patient satisfaction immeasurably. All of these issues are discussed in detail in this invaluable resource for the clinician.

Keywords

Blepharoptosis Eyelid Surgery Pseudoptosis Ptosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam J. Cohen
    • 1
  • David A. Weinberg
    • 2
  1. 1.The Art of EyesPrivate PracticeSkokieUSA
  2. 2.Concord, NH, Department of Surgery (Ophthalmology)Concord Eye CareHanoverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-92855-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-92854-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-92855-5
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