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The Change of Corneal Refraction and Corneal Curvature after Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Blepharoptosis Repair Surgery
Ann Optom Contact Lens 2019;18:1-5
Published online March 25, 2019
© 2019 The Korean Optometry & Contact Lens Study Society

Ji Sun Paik, MD, PhD1, Suk-Woo Yang, MD, PhD2

Derpartment of Ophthalmology, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea1, Seoul, Korea, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea2,
Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Suk-Woo Yang, MD, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, #222 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06591, Korea, Tel: 82-2-2258-6200, Fax: 82-2-599-7405, E-mail: yswoph@catholic.ac.kr
Received January 12, 2019; Revised February 11, 2019; Accepted February 18, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
The change of corneal refraction and corneal coverture after upper lid blepharoplasty and blepharoptosis repair surgery is still controversial. Dermatochalasis is redundant and lax eyelid skin and muscle, which commonly occurs in older people. Acquired ptosis involves eyelid drooping caused by a thinning of the levator aponeurosis. Overall, upper eyelid surgery is becoming increasingly popular. Patients who have undergone upper eyelid surgery occasionally complain of blurred vision in the operated eye. Several studies have investigated the effects of eyelid surgery on corneal shape. In this study, we reviewed several studies about the corneal curvature and refraction change after upper eyelid blepharoplasty or ptosis surgery and we want to share with many physicians about the outcomes of studies.
Keywords : Corneal curvature; Corneal refraction; Corneal shape; Dermatochalasis; Upper blepharoplasty


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