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Iranian Researchers Offer New Treatment for Proptosis

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Iranian researchers have managed to come up with a new treatment for proptosis using muscle grafts from patient's own body.

Dr. Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli, a subspecialist in ophthalmic plastic and reconstruction surgery has noted that surgery is carried out on proptosis for cosmetic purposes and also to improve visual acuity. “In this method, part of the patient’s leg muscle measuring 1.5-2 cm is grafted to their eyelid,” he explained.

The specialist noted that common methods used thus far involved bigger incisions which increased the risk of muscular laceration and a scar was left in the patient’s foot while the new method is used for people whose eyelid muscles were dysfunctional.

Associate professor of Iran University of Medical Sciences further stated that the new method has been introduced in the latest issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and has also been presented in three plastic surgery and ophthalmologic congresses in Iran, Middle East and Europe.

The Iranian researcher who headed the research team that has offered the new treatment method added that five papers have been published in the American journals which focus on the classification of tear ducts.

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