Ptosis after cataract surgery

J. I. Kasper, F. Wang, Q. Wang, J. C. Javitt, G. E. Mannor

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Purpose: To determine the association between cataract surgery and blepharoptosis. Methods: The frequency of the diagnosis of blepharoptosis (ICD Code 374.3) and the frequency of ptosis surgery (CPT Code 67904) were compared in two groups of Medicare patients. Group I comprised Medicare patients wo had undergone cataract surgery (CPT 66984) and Group II comprised those Medicare patients who did not undergo cataract surgery. Statistical analysis was performed via two-tailed T-test. Results: Group I (cataract surgery) had a 0.59% frequency of diagnostic vptosis compared to 0.41% for Group II (no cataract surgery, p ≤ 0.001). Also, Group I (cataract surgery) had a 0.18% frequency of ptosis surgery compared to 0.071% for Group II (no cataract surgery, p ≤ 0.001). Conclusions: There is a statistically significant increase in the frequency of the diagnosis and the surgical correction of ptosis in patients who have previously undergone cataract surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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