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Surgery: It just means you were born with lower upper lid. You can treat this surgically. ...Read more
Congenital ptosis: The timing of congenital ptosis repair depends on the severity of the ptosis as well as the health of the patient. In severe ptosis, the repair may be done early, especially if there is associated abnormal eye movement from the ptosis. If the ptosis is less severe, then the repair may be done at 3 to 4 years of age. ...Read more
My baby is 9 months old with congenital ptosis .Is it safe to get him operated .I m afraid of any effect of anethesia?
Congenital ptosis: Although some cases of congenital ptosis (CP) have been mapped to certain abnormal genes and display autosomal dominant genetics (50% chance of passing to child), the vast majority of cases are sporadic. There are only 2 large studies on the incidence of cp, the risk of a child being born with CP is 1:552 - 1:842 live births. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will eyelid exercises be effective to cure mild congenital ptosis? Can you strengthen that one muscle?
Surgery : Double elevator palsy, old term for monocular elevation deficiency: inability to elevate one eye resulting in one eye pointed down. 25% with monocular elevation deficiency and congenital ptosis have marcus gunn jaw-winking: mis-wired cranial nerve controls chewing or sucking is wired to the elevators of the eyelid causing a "wink" when chewing or sucking. Treat with surgery. Exercises useless. ...Read more
I'm diagnosed with congenital ptosis. I went through 3 surgeries. After my surgery, I have severe dry eyes and squint eye. I can't look straight.
Second opinion: It would be worthwhile to seek out a second opinion about these problems after ptosis surgery. Dryness can occur possibly because of an incomplete blink / closure, or the lids coming open at night. Aggressive use of preservative-free artificial tears and lubricating eye ointment at night may help. I am unsure as to why there would be ocular misalignment after this, so that needs to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer