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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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Keep Your Eye on the Prize: 3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Eyelid Surgery

Ptosis Treatment Chicago ILHow many likes you get on Instagram, how many friends you have on Facebook, and how many views you get on your blog may all seem relative, but they do give you the satisfaction of feeling popular. As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, eyelid revision surgery or a blepharoplasty was reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as one of the most popular surgeries last year— with over 200,000 men and women electing to get this procedure. To help you determine whether or not this popular procedure is right for you, this article lists three considerations to make beforehand.

Lower Eyelid Droop: Is Surgery Necessary?

Having bags or excess skin under your eyes can make you look more tired than you are and require more concealer than you likely care to admit. As you age, your skin becomes thinner which creates the appearance of circles under your eyes. Although a blepharoplasty is the only permanent way to get rid of bags and excess skin under your eyes, it is not for everyone. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Daniel Tresley may recommend alternative non-invasive treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels, or even laser.

Is It More Than Cosmetic? Is It Ptosis?

Ptosis is a condition that causes the upper eyelid to hang and droop a little lower which can ultimately result in vision impairment. During your initial consultation with Dr. Daniel Tresley, he will be able to examine you and determine whether or not you have ptosis or if the droopiness you are experiencing is merely caused by aging.

If you are diagnosed with ptosis, Dr. Tresley can perform a surgical procedure to help correct both the cosmetic and medical portions of your upper eyelid.

Is Surgery Alone Good Enough?

Depending on the complexity of your eyelid condition, Dr. Tresley may recommend the use of fillers like Restylane and Juvederm to add more volume to the skin under your eyes in conjunction with surgery.

Schedule your eyelid surgery consultation with our Northbrook office today!

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How to Tell It’s Not Just Your Vision

istock_4690025_smallAging can sometimes feel like a guessing game— you’re gaining weight, is it because of aging? You’re more tired, is it because of aging? You are having a hard time seeing, is it because of aging? And although the answer to the above questions can most likely be attributed to aging, when it comes to things such as your vision, is it simply caused by aging or is it something else that is causing you to not be able to see as well? Read on to learn more.

How to Tell If It Is Your Vision
As you age, it can be hard to tell if your vision is simply deteriorating because you’re aging or you’re just having a harder time focusing because you’re just more tired. There are a few ways that you can tell if it is your vision that is causing you difficulty including:

  • Extreme fatigue: when you are suffering from vision problems and your eyes are constantly trying to focus, it can place an undue amount of strain on your eyes causing them to feel heavy and fatigued.
  • Blurred Vision: Is your vision blurry when you are either trying to see an object in front of you or far away? This is another large indication that you are suffering from vision problems and that you need glasses or contacts.
  • Headaches: Are you suffering from more headaches now than you used to? Similar to the strain placed on your eyes that causes you to feel fatigued, this same strain can cause you to experience headaches.

How to Tell If It’s Old Age
As a condition that Daniel Tresley specializes in, Ptosis is a condition that causes your eyelids to become droopy which can often be mistaken for vision problems. However, unlike actual vision problems, Ptosis is a condition that if left untreated, it can cause your eyelids to droop so far that it can be difficult to see as clearly. Luckily, with ptosis surgery, Dr. Tresley can raise the eyelid back to its natural position by reattaching the muscle properly to where it should be.

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between vision problems and Ptosis. If you are having a hard time distinguishing between the two, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley in order to schedule a consultation.

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