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Photographic Assessment of Eyebrow Position and Range of Motion

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anthony P. Sclafani, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Identifier:
First received: June 29, 2006
Last updated: April 29, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
Forehead and eyebrow surgery is a frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedure in which the eyebrows are raised to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Typically, this position is judged by the surgeon pre-operatively based on traditional aesthetic concepts, some of which date to the Classical era. This study is designed to assess the variance of the eyebrow from the desired aesthetic position (as determined by the subject), as wel as to assess the distance of normal excursion of the brow from maximum voluntary depression to maximum voluntary elevation.

Condition Intervention
Brow Ptosis
Behavioral: Eyebrow Position

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Photographic Assessment of Eyebrow Position and Range of Motion

Further study details as provided by The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Eyebrow Position [ Time Frame: At time of evaluation ]
    Position of eyebrow at the medial canthus relative to orbital rim

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Eyebrow Position
    Photography of brow positions
Detailed Description:
A set of 5 digital photographs will be taken of 100 (30 male, 70 female) adult study participants. Prior to photography, water soluble ink will be used to mark the inferior aspect of the superior orbital rim above the medial and lateral canthi and in the mid pupillary line. Photographs taken will image patients from crown to chin and will be taken with eyes open and closed, brows raised, maximally contracted and at rest. A final photograph will be taken with the subject manually holding both brows in the position he/she finds most aesthetically pleasing as seen in a mirror. During all photography, a ruler will be held against the face for later calibration, all photographs will be taken with a camera mounted flash and with the patient in a Frankfort horizontal plane. All photographs will be analyzed with proprietary computer software.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults, between the ages of 18- 85

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults,
  • aged 18-85 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prior forehead, eyebrow or eyelid surgery,
  • neurotoxin treatment to the forehead or eyes within the past 6 months,
  • injectable soft tissue filler used within the last 12 months,
  • photosensitivity.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00347308

United States, New York
Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
Chappaqua, New York, United States, 10514
Sponsors and Collaborators
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
Principal Investigator: Anthony P Sclafani, MD The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Anthony P. Sclafani, Director of Facial Plastic Surgery, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Identifier: NCT00347308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 001
Study First Received: June 29, 2006
Results First Received: August 10, 2009
Last Updated: April 29, 2012

Keywords provided by The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary:
brow ptosis, facial aesthetics, browlift, facelift processed this record on April 28, 2017