Article Text

PDF

A new synthetic material for the brow suspension procedure.
  1. M D Cole,
  2. G M O'Connor,
  3. F Raafai and
  4. H E Willshaw
  1. Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital, Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham.

    Abstract

    This report describes the use of a new synthetic material, combining polyester with carbon, in nine brow suspension procedures. The mechanical properties of polyester, with the fibrous tissue inducing properties of carbon, combine to produce a scaffolding on which fibrovascular ingrowth is possible. Subsequent fibrosis gives a permanent effect. Early results indicate that the material is tolerated well in the eyelid, but the problem of early slippage remains.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.