Ptosis

Ptosis is a droopy eye lid of one or both eyes. Ptosis is associated with a weak levator muscle that has the function of lifting the eye lid. Some cases are severe and require a sling procedure where a silicone thread is used to lift the lid like “puppet strings”. If the levator muscle function is relatively good a levator muscle tightening procedure can be done. In both procedures the eye lid will not close completely after surgery. The eyes rarely have a problem with exposure and dry eye as the eye rolls up during sleep. Ptosis surgery is a bit tricky and some patients will require more than one surgery. In general surgery is done after 3 to 5 years of age, however if the ptosis is interfering with visual acuity then surgery is done early even in infants.

Preoperative ptosis left eye

Preoperative ptosis left eye

Postoperative levator muscle tightening left eye by Dr. Wright.

Postoperative levator muscle tightening left eye by Dr. Wright.

Preoperative severe ptosis right eye

Preoperative severe ptosis right eye

Postoperative silicone sling right eye by Dr. Wright

Postoperative silicone sling right eye by Dr. Wright

Preoperative ptosis left eye

Preoperative ptosis left eye

Postoperative levator muscle tightening procedure by Dr. Wright

Postoperative levator muscle tightening procedure by Dr. Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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