Eyelid Ptosis Surgery for Better Vision
Ptosis surgery may be necessary when the ptosis has caused the eyelid to partially or completely block vision. Eyelid ptosis in children often requires aggressive management in order to allow vision to develop normally.
In adults, the most common type of ptosis is called “involutional ptosis.” This condition is due to a stretching or thinning of the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelids. Many people with this condition are frustrated by the strain of keeping their eyes open particularly when reading. Changing eyeglasses and even undergoing other surgical procedures like cataract surgery does not solve the problem. Eyelid ptosis surgery can not only improve the appearance of your eyes, but actually help you see better as well.
In adults, drooping eyelids (ptosis) occur slowly over time, and people assume that the eyes have gotten smaller; however a simple eyelid ptosis surgery, which takes less than one hour, can allow them to see better and even look better.
Dr. Prasad is an expert in eye and cosmetic eye surgery. Eyelid ptosis surgery is one of the many cosmetic eye surgeries he offers that can give you the youthful-looking face you want with the individual attention you deserve from a cosmetic surgeon. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Prasad for your eyelid ptosis surgery today!
This 10 month old baby was born with the inability to open his eyes due to a condition called Congenital Ptosis. Due to his inability to open his eyes, he was at risk of developing permanent vision loss called amblyopia. Dr. Prasad performed bilateral ptosis repair with frontalis sling using fascia lata. The patient is now 14 years old and continues to have good vision and open eyes.
This 12 year old female had congenital ptosis, which caused her eyelids to droop due to the poor development of the muscle that lifts her eyelid called the levator muscle. She had difficulty doing her school work and was unable to keep her eyes open by the end of the day. Dr. Prasad performed bilateral frontalis sling with fascia lata. She is able to now comfortably open her eyes and continue her education.
This 43 year old woman had a long history of smoking and sun exposure, which were likely contributors to her developing significant amounts of excess skin over her eyes. The excess skin over her eyes caused her eyelids to droop (mechanical ptosis). She underwent bilateral upper eyelid blepharoplasty to reduce mechanical ptosis, resulting in an improved appearance and better vision.
This 28 year old African-American female has been aware of her left eye drooping since she was born. She noticed that as she got older, the drooping of the eyelids became more noticeable and made it more difficult for her to see. She was very concerned about the cosmetic result and underwent correction of the left upper eyelid ptosis under local anesthesia. She is very happy with her ability to see better and the symmetry of her eyes.
This 76 year old man had been seeing eye doctors complaining of difficulty seeing. He was told that his eye exams were essentially normal. He noticed that when he lifted up his eyelids with his fingers that his vision improved. He realized that his upper eyelids were acting like window shades and blocking his sight. After seeing Dr. Prasad he was diagnosed with age related (involutional) ptosis, which is due to a progressive thinning and stretching of the muscle that lifts the eyelid called the levator muscle, specifically the levator aponeurosis. He underwent bilateral upper eyelid blepharoplasty and repair of involutional ptosis resulting in a significant improvement in his vision.
This 43 year old female suffered from Lupus and had severe dry eye syndrome. She noticed that over several years her eyelids were drooping to the point that she could not see. When she was examined, it appeared that the muscle that lifts her eyelid had thinned and stretched, resulting in her eyelids drooping. She underwent bilateral levator muscle advancement. Once the levator muscles were repaired she noticed a significant improvement in her vision and was able to manage her dry eye adequately to further enhance her vision.
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