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Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. John Park
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Drooping Eyelid (Definition)

Ptosis is a symptom in which a person has drooping of one or both eyelids. Drooping can be temporary or permanent, and be caused by muscle weakness, nerve ...Read more


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How to fix my drooping eyelid without surgery?

How to fix my drooping eyelid without surgery?

May try drops: Most important is to find out why the eyelid is drooping and rule out anything significant that might contribute to it. This is essential. If everything that might be related to the cause of a droopy eye is excluded it may be possible to use a low dose of neosynephrine (phenylephrine) drop infrequently to mask the droop if you do not desire a surgical correction. Only with advice and followup with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had surgery for only one drooping eyelid?

Has anyone ever had surgery for only one drooping eyelid?

Yes, but...: Many surgeons who perform this kind of corrective surgery will operate on both eyelids because of the existence of a reflex in the brain that causes one lid to descend when the other is raised. So, raising the drooping lid alone may cause the other (normal) lid to droop. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had botched surgery for a drooping eyelid?

Has anyone ever had botched surgery for a drooping eyelid?

Eyelid surgery: Correcting drooping eyelids is a safe procedure in experienced hands Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause vision problems needing surgery?

Can drooping eyelids cause vision problems needing surgery?

Yes: Drooping eyelids can interfere with your periferal field or even straight ahead vision depending on the amount of droop. A visual field can determin and quantify this. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix drooping eyelids without surgery?

No: If the drooping loids are due to myasthenia gravis, medication can help. Sometimes weight loss can slightly reduce drooping of lids. There are some drops that can cause elevation of eyelids. Unfortunately they can have adverse effects. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

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. ...Read more

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