What is ptosis?
Eyelid ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid droops below its normal position. Ptosis means sagging or drooping. Eyelid ptosis often involves weakness of one or more of the muscles that raise the eyelid, but can also occur due to a thinning of the tendon that connects the muscle to the eyelid.
What causes ptosis?
- History of Eyelid Trauma
- History of Contact Lens Use
- Ocular Allergies
- Previous Eyelid Surgery
- Congenital (present since birth)
- Nerve disorders
Upper eyelid ptosis can block the vision and cause decreased perception of the upper visual field. When the vision is affected, medical insurance typically covers the surgery.
What are my treatment options for ptosis?
Treatment of upper eyelid ptosis involves first carefully assessing the source of the eyelid ptosis and contributing factors. Precise measurements should be made, and the anatomy of the region must be evaluated for additional abnormalities.
Dr. Garcia creates a customized surgical plan to address the drooping upper eyelid, and reviews the plan and objectives in detail with the patient. In his hands, patients undergoing surgical repair of drooping upper eyelids have had outstanding results, with correction of the problem while preserving a natural and healthy appearance.