What Is Ptosis?
- Posted on: Feb 14 2023
Patients in the Northbrook, IL area who are struggling with certain conditions of the eyes can find relief with the help of an experienced professional. Dr. Daniel S. Tresley is a board-certified ophthalmologist who can help patients with a wide range of vision concerns, including a condition known as ptosis. Continue reading to learn more about ptosis and the surgical procedure to fix it.
What Is Ptosis?
Ptosis (also known as blepharoptosis) is an abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, including muscle weakness, trauma or nerve damage. The severity of ptosis ranges from mild to severe and can affect one or both eyes.
What Are Some Signs That You May Have Ptosis?
Symptoms may include vision problems such as double vision or blocked peripheral vision, along with cosmetic concerns such as sagging eyelids that make you appear tired or exhausted. This can contribute to an aged appearance, which often results in patients speaking with plastic surgeons and other medical professionals about possible treatment options.
What Treatment Is Best for Ptosis?
Treatment for ptosis typically involves surgical correction to lift the eyelid back into place. Without treatment, ptosis can lead to more problematic eye issues such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or impact one’s overall vision. With surgery for ptosis, known as blepharoplasty, patients can often experience a more youthful and rested appearance while also improving their vision.
What Is the Follow-up Process After Treating Ptosis With Eye Surgery?
After treatment for ptosis, regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley are necessary to monitor progress and ensure optimal results. During these visits, he will check your vision and lid strength in order to evaluate how well the procedure worked in providing the desired changes.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Provider Today!
If you are concerned that you may have ptosis, speak to our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Daniel S. Tresley, for a definitive diagnosis and surgical treatment options. With the right care, ptosis can be corrected with minimal discomfort or risk. Call 847-773-0679 to request a consultation visit with our practice in Northbrook, IL, to take the first step in improving your vision and aesthetic appearance!
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