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Eyelid ptosis/drooping lid--what is usual cause?

Eyelid ptosis/drooping lid--what is usual cause?

Eyelid Drooping: This can be caused a defect present at birth or by gradual stretching of the muscles and connective tissue that hold open the eye. Surgery can usually correct the problem but it needs to be customized to your particular cause. ...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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Is there a way too control my drooping eyelid ptosis?

Is there a way too control my drooping eyelid ptosis?

Depends: Depending on what is causing the ptosis, medications or eyelid surgeries are available to help correct it. There are also non-surgical options if you wear glasses in the form of a ptosis crutch. See your eye doctor first to determine the cause of the ptosis. ...Read more

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Eyelid dysfunction-ptosis, omg?

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

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Does a drooping eyelid always equal "ptosis"?

Does a drooping eyelid always equal "ptosis"?

Yes: Ptosis is the generic term used to describe drooping of the eyelids. ...Read more

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Is ptosis repair the only way to fix or help "drooping eyelid"?

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

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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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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?

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?

Possibly but…: Eyelid surgery may be indicated in your case if your vision is being affected and/or if you are concerned about the appearance of the eyelids ( drooping and/or asymmetry). Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons or oculoplastic surgeons. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes ptosis of the upper and lower eyelid?

What causes ptosis of the upper and lower eyelid?

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

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What is the cost of surgery to correct an eyelid ptosis?

What is the cost of surgery to correct an eyelid ptosis?

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

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