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An unusual case of complete ptosis and failure of elevation due to severe facial trauma


  • Opthalmology


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Published Date

  • 2007


  • The authors describe the case of 49-year-old female teacher who had sustained severe facial lacerations following a minor fall on the kerb. The severe shearing force by which the flap was ripped off the forehead caused complete ptosis and complete failure of elevation of the left eye, which was presumed to be due to mechanical damage to the superior rectus and levator complex. The management by a multidisciplinary approach and clinical course of the patient are described with documentary photographs. This presentation is meant to highlight an unusual case of severe facial trauma resulting from a minor injury, and its successful management with gratifying results for both patient and the surgeon.
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