Beyond purely aesthetic considerations, droopy eyelids may pose a nagging medical condition for people of all ages in King of Prussia. Reconstructive eyelid surgery may be needed to correct this condition and restore a full field of vision.
The medical term for drooping of the upper eyelids is ptosis. When ptosis causes your upper eyelid to obstruct the pupil, ptosis can cause a reduction in the field of vision. Patients with ptosis often struggle to keep their eyelids opened far enough to see clearly. They may try to compensate by raising the eyebrows or even resort to lifting their eyelids with their hands. In children with ptosis, vision problems like amblyopia (“lazy eye”) may develop that can lead to developmental delays.
If you or your child struggle to see due to ptosis, our experienced oculo-facial surgeons are here to help you determine if you are a candidate for reconstructive facial surgery to correct ptosis. To schedule a consultation with one of our top King of Prussia eyelid surgery specialists, please call Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery at (610) 687.8771.
What Causes Droopy Eyelids?
Droopy eyelids are the result of any number of factors, which may include:
- Age-related muscle or tendon weakening
- Congenital weakness
- Injury or physical trauma
- Neurologic disease
- Genetic factors
- Previous surgery for cancer, growth removal, cataracts, or LASIK vision correction
How Are Droopy Eyelids Treated?
Procedures to correct droopy eyelids usually involve surgically tightening your levator muscle to raise the eyelid. Our doctors may perform other types of eyelid surgery depending on the particular extent of the droopiness and the condition of the muscles and tendons that support the fragile tissues of the eyelid. Our experienced oculo-facial surgeons will carefully assess your condition and decide on the best method for your reconstructive eyelid surgery.
Our oculo-facial surgeons specialize in surgeries of the face and eyes, so they know how to repair droopy eyelids to provide improved vision and appearance. If you have droopy eyelids due to a previous surgery or for any other reason, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 687.8771 to learn about your eyelid surgery reconstruction options available in King of Prussia and the surrounding areas of Philadelphia.