THE TREATMENT OF PTOSIS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
Chen Jinli, et al. Department of Eyes, Taizhou Hospital, Jiangsu Province. 225300
Ten cases of ptosis from myasthenia gravis were treated by an horing myocutancous flap from upper eyelid to the frontal belly of the occipito-frontalis muscle. This flap was very elastic in texture and possessed a strong hanging force, and without the ill-effect of tissue rejection. It could effectively restore the function of the upper eyelid with the aid of the action of occipito-frontalis muscle. The patients were followed up from 1 to 3 years with satisfactory results.