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We performed a prospective study using the palmaris longus tendon as the sling material to correct 8 consecutive ptotic eyelids in 7 adults. All operations were done with the patient under local anaesthesia by a single surgeon (D.S.C.L.). With a mean follow-up period of 14 months (range 2-20 months), all the ptotic eyelids were well corrected with no recurrence, intraoperative or post-operative complications. Use of the palmaris longus tendon as an alternative to fascia lata for sling surgery in adults is recommended.