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How to treat a permanent droopy eyelid?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Droopy eyelid

There are several causes of a droopy eyelid.
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Droopy eyelid

There are several causes of a droopy eyelid.
Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Depends on the cause

This is known as "ptosis" of the eyelid, and to fix it, some form of "ptosis repair" is performed.
In adults, the most common cause of eyelid ptosis is related to the tendon that lifts the eyelid being stretched - so the repair involves shortening the tendon to the correct length.

In brief: Depends on the cause

This is known as "ptosis" of the eyelid, and to fix it, some form of "ptosis repair" is performed.
In adults, the most common cause of eyelid ptosis is related to the tendon that lifts the eyelid being stretched - so the repair involves shortening the tendon to the correct length.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Many ways

It depends how many millimeters of lift you need to match with the normal side.
It can range from simple muscle tightening to placing a sling and get help from your forehead muscle.

In brief: Many ways

It depends how many millimeters of lift you need to match with the normal side.
It can range from simple muscle tightening to placing a sling and get help from your forehead muscle.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Droopy eyelid repair

The type of procedure depends on the cause of the droopy eyelid.
If the eyelid is droopy from stretching of the eyelid lifting muscle, then a levator advancement or a mueller muscle resection may be performed. If the eyelid is droopy from weakness in the eyelid lifting muscle, then a frontalis sling surgery may help.

In brief: Droopy eyelid repair

The type of procedure depends on the cause of the droopy eyelid.
If the eyelid is droopy from stretching of the eyelid lifting muscle, then a levator advancement or a mueller muscle resection may be performed. If the eyelid is droopy from weakness in the eyelid lifting muscle, then a frontalis sling surgery may help.
Dr. Gregory Vipond
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: It depends

Depending on the cause of the droopy eyelid, surgery can be used to lift it.
Most commonly it is due to a stretched out tendon attaching the eyelid lifting muscle to the end of the eyelid, which is corrected by tightening this attachment. In children, it is often due to a poorly developed muscle, which can be suspended with artificial material or tucked through an internal eyelid surgery.

In brief: It depends

Depending on the cause of the droopy eyelid, surgery can be used to lift it.
Most commonly it is due to a stretched out tendon attaching the eyelid lifting muscle to the end of the eyelid, which is corrected by tightening this attachment. In children, it is often due to a poorly developed muscle, which can be suspended with artificial material or tucked through an internal eyelid surgery.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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