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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Introducing Gupta’s needle: An indigenously made needle for frontalis suspension surgery for ptosis

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Author Details: R.C. Gupta

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 22

Article End Page : 23


Background & Objectives: Wright’s needle is used in Frontalis suspension surgery for correction of severe ptosis with poor levator function (congenital or acquired etiologies). It is not easily available and is costly for small setup. For this purpose we have introduced a locally manufactured needle.
Methods: We made a needle from a spoke of bicycle wheel.
Results: We have used it successfully for more than 25 years with no surgical hassles or complications. It was less time consuming.
Conclusions: Our needle is definitely a good alternative to wright’s needle for frontalis suspension surgery