If you have ptosis, one of our eye physicians will do a thorough exam and take a medical history to find out the cause. If surgery is recommended, it can be done as an outpatient in our center. A local anesthetic will be used to numb the eye and the area that surrounds it.
As with any type of surgery, your eye physician will discuss the procedure with you and go over the benefits as well as any risks involved. Depending on the severity of the ptosis, our physician may need to make just a small adjustment to your eye’s levator muscle, or the muscle may need to be strengthened and then reattached to the eyelid. Sometimes, to help the lid work correctly, extra skin in the upper eyelid may need to be removed as well.
If you have a drooping eyelid or eyelids, don’t hesitate to make an appointment for an evaluation with one of our physician eye specialists. We would be happy to evaluate this condition and discuss your treatment options.