What treatment is available for ptosis?
- Posted on: Feb 28 2022
If you have ptosis, you understand how it can negatively affect your self-esteem, your appearance, and your ability to see properly. Ptosis is the drooping of the upper eyelid that can impede one’s field of vision. It can also lead patients to look older than they are or appear tired or drained. When patients visit with our board certified ophthalmologist to learn about treatments, they may find that eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is the right procedure for them.
What causes ptosis?
There are a number of reasons why ptosis may develop. It can be from a neurological condition, due to genetics, or the result of a muscular disease. It can occur in anyone, but is commonly seen in patients who are contact lens wearers, who have had cataract surgery, and those who are older. Though it’s common, it doesn’t mean that patients have to live with the trouble of a drooping or “resting” eyelid.
How plastic surgery can help ptosis
Patients who have ptosis may find themselves in a situation where they may be considering plastic surgery to resolve the issue. Plastic surgery is performed in a way to remove excess skin in the eyelid that may be drooping, while also reattaching the muscle tendons to its proper place. This outpatient procedure is performed with incision along the eyelid to reduce the appearance of scarring, and rases the eyelid up, eliminates fatigue, and restores symmetry to the eyelids—which is important for patients who have ptosis in one eye but not the other. The procedure has minimal downtime and recovery while allowing patients to look well-rested, refreshed, and more youthful after a single visit!
Who is a good candidate for ptosis?
Any adult patient who has been diagnosed with ptosis and wants to improve their field of vision and their appearance may want to consult with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley about undergoing blepharoplasty.
Discuss your needs with Dr. Daniel S. Tresley today
Our board certified ophthalmologist is here to help you achieve your goals and address common issues such as ptosis that can occur with age. Northbrook, IL area patients interested in learning more can call (847) 773-0679 to request a consultation and find out if they are a good candidate for the treatment of ptosis.
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