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Archive | December, 2017

Understanding Ptosis

Ptosis Treatment Chicago ILPtosis is an eye condition that causes the eyelid to hang over the eye. In mild cases, only a small portion of the eye is covered, and more advanced cases involve an eyelid that covers approximately half of the eye. Because the field of vision may be affected, ptosis treatment is considered as both cosmetic and medical.

What Causes Ptosis?

In younger patents, ptosis is considered a genetic condition. The muscles that control the eyelid may not fully develop. In adults, the condition may be caused by muscle atrophy due to age or trauma to the eye that damages the muscles. Some types of eye surgeries may result in adult ptosis.

Does Ptosis Require Treatment?

Treatment for ptosis in children is recommended if the condition significantly interferes with vision or if the cosmetic effects of ptosis are causing a child to have issues with self-esteem. Surgery is recommended for most cases of childhood ptosis.

Adults who develop ptosis that is not congenital should be evaluated by Dr. Tresley to determine the nature of the muscular abnormality and benefits of treatment.

How is Ptosis Corrected?

Ptosis treatment for children involves several considerations, such as the child’s age and characteristics of the eyelid and associated muscles. Surgery for childhood ptosis aims to strengthen the muscles. Dr. Tresley also recommends routine eye exams for children with a history of ptosis.

Treating ptosis in adults may involve changes to the muscles, as well as removing excess skin from the eyelid.

What Happens After Ptosis Surgery?

Healing from ptosis surgery may take up to four months. Some general guidelines for proper healing are:

  • Apply cold compresses for the first three to four days and then use warm compresses
  • Monitor the area for any signs of changed vision, abnormal healing, and infection
  • Use lubricating eyedrops before going to bed
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses and wearing makeup for the first few weeks
  • Rest at home for at least one week

Learn More About Ptosis Treatment. Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley.

To learn more about treatments for ptosis, orbital conditions, tearing disorders and our other services, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley to schedule an appointment at our Chicago-area office located in Northbrook. You can also contact us directly at (847) 291-6900.

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Make 2018 An Eye-Opening Experience

Cosmetic Surgical Services Chicago ILThe eyes are the most extraordinary feature of the human body. They not only allow us to see the world, but the eyes also capture people’s attention and share a piece of our personal stories. The aging process makes subtle changes to the eye area that miscommunicate how we feel. We may look tired, angry or frustrated when we are feeling joyous, delighted and beyond happy. Fortunately, Dr. Daniel Tresley can help. As a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon, he offers cosmetic surgical procedures, as well as non-surgical eye rejuvenation treatments.

The Effects of Aging on Your Eyes

The aging process affects the eye area just as it does other parts of your face and body. The delicate skin around the eyes may lose elasticity, which causes it to sag and develops fine lines. Facial fat also shifts, and this is most obvious in the upper eyelids.

Common Signs of Aging Around the Eyes

The most common signs of aging around the eyes are:

  • Fine lines at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Sagging upper and lower eyelids
  • Vertical lines between the eyes
  • Horizontal creases across the forehead

Popular Eye Rejuvenation Treatments

Dr. Tresley offers several eye rejuvenation treatments.

  • Blepharoplasty: Eyelid surgery helps with sagging of the upper and lower eyelids. Performing the surgery on the lower eyelids also helps with fine lines and bags under the eyes.
  • Brow/Forehead Lift: The brow and forehead area may sag with age, and this creates horizontal lines on the forehead and may also make the eyes look tired and less alert.
  • Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®: These injectable treatments provide temporary anti-aging benefits for several months and work by relaxing muscles that pinch the skin. Treatment takes less than one hour, and no downtime is required.

Want to Learn More About Anti-Aging Eye Treatments? Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley.

To learn more about anti-aging eye treatments, eyelid scar revision, dermal fillers and our other services, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley to schedule an appointment at our Chicago-area office located in Northbrook. You can also contact us directly at (847) 291-6900.

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