Congenital ptosis. The timing of congenital ptosis repair depends on the severity of the ptosis as well as the health of the patient. In severe ptosis, the repair may be done early, especially if there is associated abnormal eye movement from the ptosis. If the ptosis is less severe, then the repair may be done at 3 to 4 years of age.
My baby is 9 months old with congenital ptosis. Is it safe to get him operated. I m afraid of any effect of anethesia?
Yes with proper care. Pediatric anesthesiologist are skilled in this. They will evaluate the baby with the pediatricians help to avoid any problems. Ask the anesthesiologist about your babies anesthesia options and the risks associated with each.
Pediatric surgery. Pediatric surgery is usually done at properly equipped facility and anesthesia is provided in most cases by fellowship trained pediatric anesthesiologist. Your surgeon would not operate if he does not feel that environment is safe for your child. Talk to the anesthesiologist and get your concerns addressed.
Always Concern. A parent should always be concerned for the health and safety of their child. There are risks associated with anesthesia, and it takes a anesthesiologist who is well trained and comfortable with pediatrics to do these cases. Discuss the risk and benefits with this anesthesiologist and then see if you are comfortable.
Surgery. Only way to correct is eyelid surgery. See facial plastic surgeon or ophthalmologic plastic surgeon.
Dominant trait. Blepharoptosis can be familial, transmitted as a dominant trait.
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.
Surgery. You should see an ophthalmologist for treatment. You can have surgery to improve the ptosis.
Surgery. It just means you were born with lower upper lid. You can treat this surgically.
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.
Surgery. Double elevator palsy, old term for monocular elevation deficiency: inability to elevate one eye resulting in one eye pointed down. 25% with monocular elevation deficiency and congenital ptosis have marcus gunn jaw-winking: mis-wired cranial nerve controls chewing or sucking is wired to the elevators of the eyelid causing a "wink" when chewing or sucking. Treat with surgery. Exercises useless.
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.
Dry eye? You may have always had dry eyes. With a ptosis, the dryness could have been masked. Now that the eyes are more open and exposed, the eyes could be drying up more easily. There are many etiologies for dry eyes. Consider seeing an eye md for work-up and treatment.
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.