Surgical treatment of blepharoptosis in myasthenic patients

Yusuke Shimizu, Shigeaki Suzuki

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Many patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) experience longstanding blepharoptosis. The condition substantially reduces the patient's quality of life (QOL). Blepharoptosis surgery for patients with MG is a good choice of treatment, although only a few reviews have recommended surgery as a suitable treatment for blepharoptosis with MG. The surgery is effective if performed by a trained plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon under appropriate supervision of a neurologist. It is effective especially for patients who have residual blepharoptosis despite multiple medical treatments. The present chapter aims to introduce the author's surgical criteria, procedure decision-making, actual surgical procedures, and precautions for medically refractory myasthenic blepharoptosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Challenges in Myasthenia Gravis
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781634830003, 9781634829779
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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