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Ptosis is the drooping of the upper eyelid, and can occur in one or both eyes. The levator (muscle) holds the eyelid in the correct position and allows the eyelid to move up and down. Ptosis can be congenital (present at birth) or it can come on gradually as a part of the normal aging process. The levator tendon (the fibrous connection between the levator muscle and the lid) stretches, loosening its attachment to the eyelid and causing it to sag. This age-related ptosis is called “involutional.”
Ptosis can be caused by other less common influences, such as injury, previous eye surgery, or neurological or muscular problems. Occasionally a drooping lid in an adult has actually been present since birth but was never treated.
Treatment of Ptosis
If the ptosis is not bothering your vision, and you are not concerned with its appearance, then there is no need for treatment. If you decide to have the eyelid repaired surgically; the exact procedure used will depend on the cause. For example, if a levator tendon has pulled away from the lid, reattaching the tendon can correct the ptosis. If the muscle is weak, a surgical tuck will tighten the tendon to provide additional lift.
Surgery to treat ptosis is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic, and takes less than an hour. Over-the-counter pain medication can reduce any discomfort you might have, and applying ice should prevent excessive swelling. Patients vary in their response to surgery, but generally the swelling is gone within about two weeks.
Risks of Ptosis Surgery
There are certain risks or changes in the eyelids ability to operate with ptosis surgery. Sometimes the eyelid will not close properly for a few weeks after surgery. As a result of the swelling increased exposure and air can cause the eye and surface of the cornea to become dry, especially while sleeping. Lubricating drops and ointments can help alleviate the dryness and discomfort.
There is also a possibility that the levator muscle will not respond as expected. This may result in assymetry between the eyelids.
Is Ptosis surgery for me?
It is important that you speak with the experienced doctors at Marietta Eye Clinic to discuss your specific condition. Depending on the cause of your ptosis a different treatment path may be chosen to meet your expectations. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.