Primary Lash Ptosis

Arie Y. Nemet*

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Introduction: Lash ptosis is often an overlooked sign that may coexist with congenital and acquired blepharoptosis. This is a report of case series of patients presented in an oculoplastic clinic with visual field loss associated with lash ptosis. On examination, the primary pathology was attributed to lash ptosis dehiscence.Methods: All patients underwent anterior lamellar repositioning and were followed for an average of 15 (10-24) months.Results: All patients had resolution of visual field loss and heaviness of eyelids.Conclusions: Lash ptosis is associated with abnormalities such as floppy eyelid syndrome. However it may be a primary condition, with no background eyelid pathology and no external explanation for the eyelash ptosis. The condition might result from anatomical changes in the orbicularis oculi, Riolan's muscle, and tarsal plate. Patients in this series complained of upper lid visual field restriction. Anterior lamellar repositioning resulted in complete resolution of complaints. Additional studies are needed to learn about the pathophysiology of this entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2249-2250
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior lamellar reposition
  • lash ptosis
  • periorbital reconstruction


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