Ptosis is defined as drooping of the upper lid, partly covering the pupil. Ptosis causes a tired, sleepy appearance and reduces vision. Repair is intended to provide a more youthful, vibrant appearance as well as to improve your sight. Some patients with ptosis also have excess skin and fat in the upper lid, which can be corrected at the time of ptosis repair with a simultaneous blepharoplasty.
Dr. Perlman is a fellowship trained Oculoplastic surgeon that has been performing eyelid surgery for the last 25 years. He has performed thousands of procedures in Yolo county and would be happy to serve you.
Causes of Ptosis
Involutional – In most people, ptosis is caused by the gradual stretching of the tissue which supports the upper lid. Involutional ptosis usually occurs with aging. In addition, long-term rigid contact lens wear may weaken the tissue of the upper lid.
Involutional ptosis is corrected by tightening the levator muscle. The function of the levator muscle is to raise the eyelid. Ptosis repair is commonly performed through an incision in the normal crease in the upper lid.
PRE OPERATIVE PTOSIS REPAIR
POST OPERATIVE PTOSIS REPAIR
Age-related or acquired ptosis, the levator may be reattached or slightly shortened to correct the lid position.