Citation:An SH,Jin SW,Kwon YH,Ryu WY,Jeong WJ,Ahn HB.Effects of upper lid blepharoplasty on visual quality in patients with lash ptosis and dermatochalasis.Int J Ophthalmol 2016;9(9):1320-1324,doi:10.18240/ijo.2016.09.15
Effects of upper lid blepharoplasty on visual quality in patients with lash ptosis and dermatochalasis
Received:April 27, 2015  Revised:October 12, 2015
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DOI:10.18240/ijo.2016.09.15
Key Words:blepharoplasty  visual quality  contrast sensitivity.
Fund Project:Supported by Dong-A University Research Fund.
                 
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Seoung Hyun An Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715, Korea
Sang Wook Jin Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715, Korea
Yoon Hyung Kwon Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715, Korea
Won Yeol Ryu Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715, Korea
Woo Jin Jeong Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715, Korea
Hee Bae Ahn Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715, Korea
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Abstract:
      AIM: To assess the effects of upper lid blepharoplasty on visual quality.

    METHODS: Seventy-three eyelids of 39 patients were subjected to upper lid blepharoplasty. Pre- and post-operative contrast sensitivity, visual acuity, vertical palpebral aperture and the degree of lash ptosis were measured.

    RESULTS: The mean log contrast sensitivities under photopic (P=0.017) and scotopic conditions (P=0.009) were improved after surgery, and these differences were significant. The degree of lash ptosis was also decreased after blepharoplasty (P<0.001).

    CONCLUSION: In our study, a significant increase in contrast sensitivity was found after surgery. These results suggest that upper lid blepharoplasty can be helpful for improving visual quality.

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