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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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ROJAS RONDON, Irene et al. Surgical treatment of palpebral diseases in the elderly. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2013, vol.26, n.1, pp.79-89. ISSN 0864-2176.

Objective: to describe the surgical outcomes in elderly patients diagnosed with senile palpebral diseases. Methods: Aadescriptive study conducted in patients treated in the Ocular Plastic Surgery in the period of January to July 2011. The sample included 174 patients with palpebral involutional diseases during this period. The surgical patients were evaluated at 24 hours, 7 days, 15 days, one month and 3 months after the surgery. In these follow-up visits, thorough ocular examination was performed depending on the eyelid condition. The analyzed variables were age, sex, race, degenerative palpebral disease, postoperative complications and defect correction. Results: dermatochalasis was the most common condition (n=62; 36 %) followed by senile ectropion (n=40; 23 %). Females predominated (n=127; 73 %) as well as the 60-69 years age group (92 patients; 52 %). In most patients, the surgery achieved palpebral defect correction. Conclusions: the surgical treatment is a good option for elderly patients with degenerative palpebral conditions.

Keywords : elderly; degenerative palpebral conditions; senile palpebral conditions.

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