Journal article

Isolated Traumatic Neurogenic Ptosis With Delayed Recovery

Khami Satchi, Anupma Kumar, Alan A McNab

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the entity of isolated neurogenic ptosis due to presumed tractional injury to the nerve of innervation of the levator palpebrae superioris, with recovery occurring over a period up to 6 months. METHODS: Retrospective case review. RESULTS: Three cases of presumed neurapraxic injury to the nerve of innervation to the levator palpebrae superioris are described. Two cases had a clear history of traction to the upper eyelid. There was no evidence of damage to other extraocular muscles or their nerves of innervation in 2 cases and mild transient superior rectus underaction in 1. Maximal recovery occurred over a period of up to 6 months. CONCLUSIONS: Traumatic neurapraxic injur..

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