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Floppy Eyelid Syndrome Repair

  • Thomas Bersani
  • Robert Hill
  • Bryant Carruth
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Abstract

Floppy eyelid syndrome is a common cause of exposure keratoconjunctivitis and is often seen in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Nonsurgical treatment for these patients and alteration of sleep habits are paramount, not only for these patients to improve their ophthalmic symptoms but also to decrease the risk of cardiopulmonary consequences. Surgery can be utilized to improve commonly found problems including upper and lower eyelid laxity, upper eyelid ptosis, lash ptosis, and dermatochalasis.

Keywords

Floppy eyelid syndrome Obstructive sleep apnea Exposure keratoconjunctivitis Eyelid laxity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Bersani
    • 1
  • Robert Hill
    • 1
  • Bryant Carruth
    • 1
  1. 1.Oculoplastic Surgery, Department of OphthalmologySUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

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