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Does having ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

Does having ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

Minimal: For adults, ptosis surgery involves anesthetizing the lid, opening it and finding the muscle that lifts the eye (the levator) and shortening it to elevate the lid. There are variants of this with slightly different techniques sometimes dependent on the cause of the ptosis. Risks are largely positional: the lid may end up too high or too low and it may not match the other eye. ...Read more

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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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Does ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

Does ptosis eye surgery carry any risks?

Yes: All surgeries have risks associated. Ptosis repair complications can include: inability to close the lid fully (potentially leading to corneal drying/damage), asymmetry between appearance of lids on the 2 sides, scarring/thickening of the lid, in turning or out turning of the lid (& therefore the eyelashes) and of course residual ptosis. ...Read more

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Can eye ptosis be fixed without surgery? with exercises or something to strenghten the drooped eye muscle? any help please.

Can eye ptosis be fixed without surgery? with exercises or something to strenghten the drooped eye muscle? any help please.

Ptosis can can: resolve on its own but certainly continue to see your eye doctor. There are eye exercises but a professional would need to prescribe them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when closing is this normal!

Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when  closing is this normal!

Dry eyes: After ptosis surgery your eye will be a little more open than usual. This could lead the cornea to get dry and trigger pain. Please see your eye surgeon very soon to make sure what the problem is. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After blepharophimosis surgery which included silicon slings being implanted to correct ptosis her eyes remain open while sleeping. what can we do?

After blepharophimosis surgery which included silicon slings being implanted to correct ptosis her eyes remain open while sleeping. what can we do?

Call surgeon: rings may be over correcting and s/he needs to know. Lubricating ointment projects the eye, but correcting the overcorrection is key! ...Read more

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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 more

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Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected?I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected?I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Probably Yes.: Depending on your specific situation, it is likely that your situation can be improved upon. Make sure you consult with well experienced board certified plastic or ocular plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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5 mo old son has congenital ptosis. Eye doc says maybe surgery needed. chiropractor thinks he can help. What is best option for managemetn?

5 mo old son has congenital ptosis.  Eye doc says maybe surgery needed. chiropractor thinks he can help.  What is  best option for managemetn?

I would follow: the eye doctor's advise, not the chiropracter. It would be reasonable to get another opinion from another ophthalmologist, preferably a pediatric ophthalmologist. I'm not suggesting rushing off to surgery, but exploring options from proper medical channels. ...Read more