A disposable needle for frontalis suspension surgery in congenital ptosis

Giuseppe Davì, Giulio Modorati, Rosario Brancato

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In six patients affected by congenital ptosis, a disposable epidural anesthesia needle was used instead of a Wright needle for frontalis suspension surgery. For each of the patients in this study, the use of a disposable needle permitted smaller supra-brow area incisions with a minimal scar. The needle also created a smaller breach in the plane of levator aponeurosis and preaponeurotic fat, causing less tissue edema and bleeding than with a Wright needle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-608
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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