Ptosis Treatment Chicago IL

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelids. It occurs when the eyelid falls and covers the pupil and blocks upper vision. Common symptoms are eye fatigue due to having to raise the eyebrows and forehead in order to see. Ptosis will also cause the eyelid to close when looking downward in the reading position. In most adults, ptosis occurs as a result of age-related changes. The opening muscle of the eyelid (levator muscle) becomes weakened and stretches away from its attachment in the eyelid.

Dr. Tresley discusses Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)

Who Develops Ptosis?

  • the elderly
  • after cataract surgery
  • in contact lens wearers

Causes of Ptosis

  • congenital
  • neurological
  • muscular disease

Ptosis Treatment

To correct this condition, Dr. Tresley can surgically reattach the muscle tendon or muscle to its proper position. It is an outpatient or office-based procedure and can be done with or without a skin incision. The goal of ptosis surgery is to raise the eyelid above the pupil, restore symmetry to the eyelids, and eliminate the fatigue associated with a low resting eyelid.

Ptosis Surgery Before & After

Ptosis Treatment | Ptosis Surgery Chicago IL | Skokie | Northbrook
Ptosis Treatment | Ptosis Surgery Chicago IL | Skokie | Northbrook

*Individual results may vary

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