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Eyelid Exercises For Ptosis
Will eyelid exercises be effective to cure mild congenital ptosis? Can you strengthen that one muscle?
Not that I am aware: Never seen any research of studies indicating exercise would affect ptosis. ...Read more
Congenital ptosis: Ptosis, or droopy eyelid, can occur when someone is born (congenital), with trauma, or when someone gets older. Often, congenital ptosis is associated with reduced eyelid muscle function. This typically will not improve with exercise, and sometimes needs to be corrected with surgery if the eyelid is blocking the vision in that eye. ...Read more
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
Is this new?: Your left upper lid droop (ptosis) if of recent origin needs to be evaluated for cause - see your ophthalmologist. If of long standing and you have finally become tired of it, then an oculoplastic surgeon should be consulted for the options in corrective surgery. This is usually a cosmetic/functional issue and does not come to the level of omg. ...Read more
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
One of my eyelids sags more than the other. How to I fix this? It might be ptosis. If it is, will I need surgery to repair it?
Many possible causes: The most common cause is due to aging, but a droopy eye lid could be caused by local inflammation, nerve disorders such as multiple sclerosis, muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis, and a host of other diseases. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your ptosis. ...Read more
Need Consultation: Costs of surgery will vary from one practice to another, from one region to another, and will depend greatly on exactly what operation is necessary. The type of anesthesia used will also be a variable. More important than cost will be selection of plastic surgeon; do your due diligence carefully. ...Read more
Most of the time, yes: Generally, ptosis is repaired using a number of surgical techniques. Rarely, ptosis may be secondary to a systemic disease (like myasthenia gravis) and will improve as the underlying medical issue is treated medically. In the past, some patients used what was called a "ptosis crutch" which was a mechanical device fitted onto glasses to lift the lids. ...Read more
*SCARED* Can ptosis get worse with stress? Always had uneven eyelids/slightly uneven brows, but lately one brow looks a lot lower/I feel weakness?
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
Several options...: Ptosis can be aponeurotic (weakening of muscle attachment to eyelid- most common), myogenic (congenital, myasthenia gravis, opmd), neurogenic (oculomotor nerve injury or horner's syndrome), or mechanical (from mass on eyelid). Surgical correction depends on what type of ptosis you have. Options include: levator advancement, levator resection, mullerectomy, &fasanella-servat procedure (out-dated). ...Read more
Botox for ptosis: I do not recommend using Botox in this case, as it will relax the muscles that are keeping your lids open, which will result in worse ptosis. I would instead suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for possible eyelid surgery. ...Read more
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 more
My eyelids feel droopy and I can barely see, I think it is ptosis. Tomorrow is the first day of School and I need a doctor to email for a new schedule?
How common is ptosis when using purtox? I'm thinking about having some purtox injections done, and I was wondering if ptosis was common with this drug? I don't want to have a drooping eyelid problem while I'm on vacation..
This: This depends on the technique and the areas treated. Ptosis generally occurs when the product reaches the levator muscles of the upper eyelid. This can occur when attempting to inject the frown lines or the forehead. In many instances, this occurs when individuals request complete eradication of wrinkles or lines requiring greater than average doses. It is less likely with lower doses and introducing more than 2 cm (a fingerbreadth or more) above the eyebrow with multiple concentrated lower volume injections. ...Read more
As people age, do most have some semblance of a droopy eyelid? Besides ptosis surgery what can be the most minimally invasive treatment option?
I'm only 20y/o, and I have ptosis I believe on both my eyes. Their eyelid fold isn't right above the eyelashes like it should be. What should I do?
Ptosis: There are several types of ptosis and causes of it. You should be seen and evaluated by an eyemd for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
I believe the ptosis of the right eyelid I had a forehead lift to correct, was caused by botox. Is this likely?
Possible: If you received a Botox injection near or into your upper eyelid. However it should have resolved in 3-4 months. Did you have your ptosis evaluated by an ophthalmologist? ...Read more
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!
Is this ptosis if one eye is a tiny bit lower than the other? Its much puffier and heavy eyelids than the other one. Natural treatment? Why heavier?
Blepharoptosis: Without pictures it is difficult to answer but what you are describing could be dermatochalasis or blepharochalasis with ptosis. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Thyroid Eye Disease: The top of the list would be thyroid eye disease causing prominence of the eyes and possibly affecting the eye muscles. Any mass behind an eye may cause unilateral prominence compared to the other side. There are many other syndromes also. Ophthalmology evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
I was wondering what are the other diseases related to eyelid muscles besides ptosis that cause difference in eye size?
Difference in size: An apparent difference in size of the eyes can be due to a droopy lid or retraction of the eye on the small size; or due to protrusion of the globe on the other. See an orbital disease specialist for evaluation of this. Most university ophthalmology departments have such a specialist. ...Read more