Surgical treatment of blepharoptosis in myasthenic patients

Yusuke Shimizu, Shigeaki Suzuki

研究成果: Chapter


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.

ホスト出版物のタイトルNovel Challenges in Myasthenia Gravis
出版社Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
ISBN(印刷版)9781634830003, 9781634829779
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 7月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 医学一般


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