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What must the surgeon consider in the preoperative evaluation of a blepharoplasty candidate?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The surgeon must evaluate the particular aesthetic problem(s) and work with the patient to decide which features are undesirable and how they can be corrected. This evaluation must determine whether a component of true ptosis is present. Other elements that should be evaluated include the skin, eyelid laxity, internal structures, and ocular surface. Reference: Tarbet […]

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What is the difference between dermatochalasis and blepharochalasis?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Dermatochalasis is the redundancy and draping of the eyelid skin in the aged face. It causes pseudoptosis when it progresses to the point that skin drapes over the upper eyelashes and causes visual field defects. Dermatochalasis may occur in younger people who have a familial predisposition for upper eyelid skin redundancy and/or orbital fat hypertrophy. […]

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