Postoperative Visual Outcome: Sling procedure with prolene sutures in children with simple congenital ptosis

  • Nida Shamim Consultant, Hashmani hospital
  • Nausheen Hayat
  • Alyscia Cheema
Keywords: Congenital ptosis, Frontalis sling surgery, Visual acuity, Prolene

Abstract

Objective: To assess the visual outcome after sling procedure using prolene sutures in children with simple congenital ptosis.

Methods: A descriptive case series study was performed in the Department of Ophthalmology of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, for a duration of six months in which 20 patients aged 3-10 years were selected with either unilateral or bilateral congenital ptosis. They were thoroughly examined and visual acuity and degree of ptosis were measured pre-operatively. Frontalis sling surgery was performed using prolene sutures on all patients after which their visual acuity and degree of ptosis were measured once again after three months post-operatively. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. For qualitative variables, frequency and percentages were calculated. Mean and Standard deviation was commutated for the quantitative variable.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 8.15±1.75. 11 (55%) male and 9 (45%) female participants were included in the study. Visual acuity improved in all the patients with all the patients attaining a visual acuity of 6/6 (n=12, 60%), 6/9 (n=7, 35%), and 6/12 (n=1, 5%). The degree of ptosis post-operatively was not found in any patient either.

Conclusion: Sling procedure helped in eliminating ptosis and improved visual acuity in patients with simple congenital ptosis.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4359

How to cite this:
Shamim N, Hayat N, Cheema A. Postoperative Visual Outcome: Sling procedure with prolene sutures in children with simple congenital ptosis. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(1):232-236. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4359

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Published
2021-11-22
How to Cite
Shamim, N., Hayat, N., & Cheema, A. (2021). Postoperative Visual Outcome: Sling procedure with prolene sutures in children with simple congenital ptosis. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 38(1). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4359
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