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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.


    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.

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