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Ptosis following cataract and trabeculectomy surgery.
  1. J P Deady,
  2. N J Price and
  3. G A Sutton
  1. Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital.


    A prospective study was carried out to estimate the incidence and severity of ptosis following cataract extraction and trabeculectomy. A postoperative ptosis of 2 mm or more was found in 6.2% of all cases. In this series the incidence of ptosis following surgery under local anaesthesia was greater than that under general anaesthesia. The aetiology and management of this complication are discussed.

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