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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.
Droopy eyelids are the result of any number of factors, which may include:
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.
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.
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.