If you have one or more droopy eyelid, you may require eye surgery. To improve your vision, you will probably require ptosis repair. This will allow you once again to open your eyelids to their normal height. There are different types of ptosis. You will need to talk to a specialist about what your specific needs.
Ptosis: Description and Types
Essentially, ptosis is a droopy upper eyelid. The droop may be only slightly visible. Alternatively, it can be severe, almost covering the entire pupil, influencing the ability to see clearly. The condition may concern one or both eyelids. If it affects one eyelid, this is unilateral ptosis, if both, it is bilateral ptosis. In considering who gets it, ptosis does not play favorites. It is present in children and adults of both genders. However, the most common causal factor is aging.
Ptosis is not of a single type. Major types include the following:
- Congenital Ptosis: This refers to those born with this condition. Typically, the cause is a defect in the developmental of the levator muscle.
- Acquired Ptosis: This may result from the detachment or thinning of the levator aponeurosis (muscle tendon). Involutional ptosis, which occurs with aging, is one example
- Trauma Ptosis: A trauma to the area around the eyelid can result in swelling and, eventually ptosis. Other trauma-related types are the result of certain neurologic conditions, e.g., myasthenia gravis, Horner’s Syndrome, and oculomotor nerve palsy.
Corrective eye surgery can treat ptosis effectively by tightening the levator muscle.
Dry Eye Surgery
Surgery for dry eye actually requires altering the height of the eyelid. This necessitates placing yourself hands only in the hands of a delicate and highly trained specialist. If you need dry eye surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor about your best options. She/he can recommend a professional in this field.
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