Ptosis Repair

Ptosis Repair

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid droops. It can affect one or both eyes and can be caused by aging, trauma, or various medical conditions. The droopiness may affect peripheral vision or even cover the pupil. Some children are born with ptosis, and it can affect visual development.

How is Ptosis Treated?

There are multiple way to correct ptosis with surgery. Ptosis repair is performed in an outpatient facility under sedation. The muscle that opens the eye (levator muscle) is tightened, raising the position of the eyelid.

Am I a Candidate for Ptosis Repair?

The first step is to have a consultation with an oculoplastic specialist. From there, we will determine if repair to the eyelid is indicated. If the ptosis is affecting your peripheral vision, surgical repair is medically necessary and will be considered by your insurance. Your insurance company may want to review photos, and preauthorization may be required.

When Can I Return to Normal Activities?

Expect bruising and swelling after ptosis repair, a majority of which resolves within 2 weeks. Patients must avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting for 1 week after surgery. Patients may return to work typically within 5-7 days.

To learn more about ptosis repair, contact us at 214-220-3937 to schedule an appointment.

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