Dr. Allen Putterman wrote a commentary in the August issue of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal. It was on the surgical correction of upper eyelid ectropion presenting with dry eye symptoms. He presented how to treat upper eyelid ectropion secondary to floppy eyelid syndrome which occurs in obese patients with sleep apnea. The upper eyelid flips over in sleep and causes irritation and further elongation and laxity of the lid. Removing a full thickness section of the upper eyelid shortens and tightens the lid, and corrects the ectropion and eye irritation.
Dr. Putterman was chosen as one of the Top Doctors in Chicago Magazine’s January 2020 issue of The Top Doctors in Chicago. (The Best 356 Physicians in 61 Specialties). He was one of the two oculofacial plastic surgeons cited.
Dr. Allen Putterman was reappointed as an editorial board member of Aesthetic Surgery Journal and ASJ Open Forum for another three year term.
Dr. Allen Putterman and his previous fellow, Dr. Rakesh Patel, published two chapters in a new textbook, Oculofacial, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery, A Compendium. One chapter was on complications of upper eyelid ptosis (drooped upper eyelids) and their solutions. The second chapter was on Dr. Putterman’s technique to treat baggy lower eyelids through an external approach. This allows removal or repositioning of lower eyelid fat with the ability to remove lower lid excessive skin, and to minimize cheek bags.
Dr. Putterman’s previous Oculofacial plastic surgery fellow, Dr. Michael Burnstine, has published, with 3 associates, a comprehensive textbook on drooped upper eyelids.
Dr. Putterman contributed a chapter and surgical video on his Muller’s muscle-conjunctival resection ptosis procedure. He also wrote the forward for the book where he acknowledged Michael Burnstine.
Dr. Allen Putterman gave an honorary lecture at the 50th Anniversary meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meeting October 10th in San Francisco. He presented the development of this society and Fond Memories of it’s first 25 years. He also was given the Dortzbach Award for his accomplishments in the field of oculofacial plastic surgery.