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A 31-year-old member asked:

Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. SAM Goldberger
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
It depends on you.: Ptosis repair is indicated medically to improve your vision. It can also make you look better. If any of these things are bothering you, then it might be worth it.
Dr. John Park
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
That depends...: On how much it bothers you. It is important to be properly informed of the risks & benefits by your surgeon, so you can make an informed decision. Things to consider: how much does the obstructed vision affect your daily activities (reading, driving, etc.)? Do you maintain a chin up posture to see? Eye fatigue? These can be improved with surgery but there is a risk of dryness, asymmetry &revision.

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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can I have my drooping eyelids corrected from ptosis without surgery?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Not usually: If the lids droop over the eyes themselves, this is ptosis, which would require surgery. If there is skin laxity on the eyelids, surgery is the most effective treatment. Some lasers can provide some tightening to the skin, but this may not be sufficient to create a substantial improvement.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. T Jeff Russell
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what causes the problem. Usually the causes are due to excessive skin or abnormal muscle function or muscle slippage.

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