Eyelid Ptosis Surgery for Better Vision
Ptosis (pronounced “TOE-sis”) refers to drooping of an upper eyelid of one or both eyes. The droop may be barely noticeable, or the lid can descend over the entire pupil. Ptosis can affect both children and adults, but usually occurs because of aging.
Ptosis Symptoms and Signs
The most obvious sign of ptosis is the drooping eyelid. Depending on how severely the lid droops, people with ptosis may have difficulty seeing. Sometimes people tilt their heads back to try to see under the lid or raise their eyebrows repeatedly to try to lift the eyelids.
The degree of droopiness varies from one person to the next. If you think you may have ptosis, compare a recent photo of your face with one from 10 or 20 years ago, and you’ll likely see a difference in the eyelid skin.
Ptosis surgery may be necessary when the ptosis has caused the eyelid to partially or completely block vision. Eyelid ptosis in children often requires aggressive management in order to allow vision to develop normally.
In adults, the most common type of ptosis is called “involutional ptosis.” This condition is due to a stretching or thinning of the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelids. Many people with this condition are frustrated by the strain of keeping their eyes open particularly when reading. Changing eyeglasses and even undergoing other surgical procedures like cataract surgery does not solve the problem. Eyelid ptosis surgery can not only improve the appearance of your eyes, but actually help you see better as well.
In adults, drooping eyelids (ptosis) occur slowly over time, and people assume that the eyes have gotten smaller; however a simple eyelid ptosis surgery, which takes less than one hour, can allow them to see better and even look better.
Dr. Prasad is an expert in eye and cosmetic eye surgery. Eyelid ptosis surgery is one of the many cosmetic eye surgeries he offers that can give you the youthful-looking face you want with the individual attention you deserve from a cosmetic surgeon. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Prasad for your eyelid ptosis surgery today!