Photographic Assessment of Eyebrow Position and Range of Motion
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00347308
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : July 4, 2006
Results First Posted : September 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2012
The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anthony P. Sclafani, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
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 or disease
Behavioral: Eyebrow Position
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults, between the ages of 18- 85
aged 18-85 years
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,