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PURPOSE The real incidence of solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the orbit is unknown, but it seems that since it was first described in 1994, orbital SFT has been increasingly recognized. We believe that the orbital SFT is a relatively common tumor and that it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any orbital tumor. DESIGN Interventional(More)
Lower eyelid retraction is frequently managed by recession of the lower-lid retractors and interposition of a "spacer graft." We have used hard-palate mucosa as our spacer material in 25 eyelids of 18 patients. A graft twice the height of the measured amount of lid retraction was used and resulted in predictable, satisfactory results. The hard-palate mucosa(More)
PURPOSE The authors studied the etiology of acquired ptosis in the young to middle-aged adult population with specific attention to the role of rigid contact lens use. METHODS The study consisted of all patients between the ages of 15 and 50 years with acquired ptosis who presented between April 1986 and May 1994. Potential factors responsible for(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin A injections after more than 10 consecutive years of treatment for benign essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. DESIGN Retrospective chart review at university-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS Study consisted of 64 patients treated with botulinum toxin A injections between October(More)
Amyloidosis is a disease of unknown origin characterized by the widespread or localized deposition of amorphous hyaline material, amyloid, in various body tissues, including the ocular and orbital structures. Primary advanced localized amyloidosis involving the eyelid and conjunctiva is a rare cause of diffuse eyelid thickening. Management of these cases is(More)
We present a case of Bowen disease affecting the eyelid that was successfully treated with imiquimod. The clinical presentation, histopathology, and treatment of this case are presented. The tumor was treated with imiquimod for 3 months, leading to complete resolution of the disease both clinically and histopathologically. There was no evidence of(More)
We describe proptosis due to a subperiosteal orbital hematoma that originated from a subgaleal bleed caused by hair pulling. A 13-year-old boy presented with a one-week history of progressive proptosis after his older sister pulled his hair during an argument. Computerized tomography showed a subgaleal hematoma and a right superior subperiosteal orbital(More)