What Is Ptosis?
Ptosis occurs when the upper eyelids sag a little or cover the pupil. While the condition might present at birth, ptosis can also result from damage to the nerves that control the eyelid muscles. Injuries, diseases, aging and surgery may all be factors in the onset of ptosis.
The main sign of ptosis – one or both eyelids drooping – can also interfere with your sight. As a result, you may need to tilt your head back, lift your chin or arch your eyebrows to improve your vision. Over time, these movements can cause pain in the head and neck, as well as headache-inducing muscle strain and eyestrain.
What to Expect from Ptosis Surgery
Depending on your unique situation, the surgeons at Eye Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of Central New York may employ one of two approaches. The first method is to remove any extra skin and tuck the levator muscle that lifts the lid. A second technique for more severe cases involves reattaching the weakened levator muscle under the eyebrow, allowing the forehead muscles to take on the task of lifting the eyelid.
Because ptosis surgery is considered an outpatient procedure, you’ll be able to go home that same day. After the procedure, your eyelid may feel tight and sore, and your eye might be watery, dry, itchy or sensitive to light. However, most patients are able to return to daily activities within two weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
Located at 3400 Vickery Rd. in North Syracuse, NY, the surgery center at Eye Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons of Central New York features luxury amenities and a relaxing atmosphere to help you feel comfortable during each visit and on the day of your procedure. Contact our expert staff today to request a consultation for ptosis surgery.
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