Michael Patipa

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Transblepharoplasty midface elevation has become a common aesthetic procedure in recent years. As new techniques have been utilized, complications have arisen. Management of these referred complications has resulted in the development of a technique that elevates the midface and restores the normal position and shape to the lower eyelid with minimal(More)
Lower eyelid malposition is the most common long-term complication following transcutaneous lower eyelid blepharoplasty. The malposition may include rounding of the lateral canthal angle, lower eyelid retraction with inferior scleral show, or frank ectropion. The result is cosmetically unacceptable and may be associated with tearing, irritation, and other(More)
  • M Patipa
  • 2000
Lower eyelid retraction is a common complication after cosmetic surgery of the lower eyelids, midface, and the adjacent face. Lower eyelid retraction is defined as the inferior malposition of the lower eyelid margin without eyelid eversion. Lower eyelid retraction presents clinically with scleral show; round, sad-looking eyes; lateral canthal tendon laxity;(More)
Lower eyelid malposition is the cause of many ophthalmologic complaints, including ocular foreign-body sensation, irritation, excessive tearing, and sensitivity to light. The lower eyelid and midface are intimately associated structures. Midface descent frequently occurs in conjunction with lower eyelid laxity and descent. Elevating the lower eyelid and(More)
Lower eyelid retraction occasionally occurs following the repair of fractures involving the orbital rims, orbital floor, or complex zygomatic maxillary complex fractures. The surgical repair of these scarred eyelids has been historically difficult. The authors have utilized the principle of releasing the scar tissue and attempting to reposition the eyelid(More)
Acquired blepharoptosis has been associated with loss of the superior visual field (SVF) in primary gaze. Because many patients with acquired blepharoptosis complained of difficulty reading or performing other visual functions in reading gaze, a prospective study was undertaken to determine if acquired blepharoptosis was the cause of these visual(More)
Pathologic studies were performed on two specimens of eyelid that had been treated with permanent eyeliner (tattooing with ferrous oxide), one specimen excised four days after injection of the pigment, and the other obtained 12 months later. Each patient had undergone an ectropion repair of the lower eyelid that provided the specimen. The specimen studied(More)
Congenital eyelid colobomas are a partial or total absence of eyelid structures. The degree of severity determines the surgical techniques employed for repairing the eyelid. We feel that early surgical treatment reduces the risk of ocular scarring with satisfactory results. We present four cases of congenital upper eyelid colobomas of differing severity and(More)