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Raising the suborbicularis oculi fat (SOOF): its role in chronic facial palsy
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    Re: Treatment of sagging eyelids caused by facial palsy
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      • Jane M Olver

    Dear Editor

    I thank Van den Bosch for his interest in my paper[1] on the role of the suborbicularis oculi fat (SOOF) lift in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic facial palsy. The aim of my paper was to describe the lateral tarsal strip (LTS)[2,3] in conjunction with a SOOF lift in the correction of lower eyelid "sag" or paralytic ectropion. The use of this procedure was confined to patients in whom, pre...

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    Treatment of sagging eyelids caused by facial palsy
    • , Ophthalmologist
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      • Willem A. Van Den Bosch

    This paper describes 9 consecutive patients suffering from sagging of the lower eyelid due to facial palsy, in whom lifting of the suborbicularis oculi fat (SOOF) was added to the usual treatment with the lateral tarsal strip procedure and, if indicated, medical canthal tightening. Based on observation of her results, the author concludes that SOOF-lifting both supports the elevation of the low...

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