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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
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
Depends on doctor.: $2, 000 - 3, 000 should cover it (surgeon and facility fee). ...Read more
Can eye ptosis be fixed without surgery? with exercises or something to strenghten the drooped eye muscle? any help please.
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!
After blepharophimosis surgery which included silicon slings being implanted to correct ptosis her eyes remain open while sleeping. what can we do?
Have ptosis surgery in a week now being treated for an eye infection eyes are watering will it be canceled if it does not clear up?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 mo old son has congenital ptosis. Eye doc says maybe surgery needed. chiropractor thinks he can help. What is best option for managemetn?
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