Acquired or Congenital Ptosis

Ptosis is a condition of the upper eyelid that causes drooping or sagging. The condition may be congenital, meaning that you are born with it, or acquired, meaning that your ptosis is caused by aging or an injury to your eye. Ptosis may affect one or both eyes and can range from mild to severe. Patients with mild ptosis typically have an upper eyelid that only partially covers the pupil of the eye, whereas, in more advanced cases, the upper eyelid completely covers the pupil.

Am I a Candidate for Acquired or Congenital Ptosis Treatment?

The lax nature of the upper eyelid that is associated with ptosis may result in cosmetic and eye function problems that should be addressed by a qualified oculofacial surgeon. Children who have congenital ptosis may also have a condition known as amblyopia, more commonly known as a “lazy eye,” as well as strabismus where the eyes are not properly aligned, refractive errors, astigmatism, or blurry vision. Ptosis can also be an initial indicator of other conditions, such as myasthenia gravis and Horner’s syndrome.

What Is the Treatment for Acquired or Congenital Ptosis?

In most cases, acquired and congenital ptosis is corrected with blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery, a surgical procedure that aims to restore or correct the shape and size of the upper eyelid. The procedure may involve tightening the underlying muscles, removing excess skin, and repositioning or removing fatty deposits and is typically performed on an outpatient basis with only local anesthesia.

What Is the Recovery After Treatment?

Recovery for adults who undergo treatment for acquired ptosis is relatively painless and short. Children who are treated for congenital ptosis should be closely monitored for changes in vision, as this may indicate other conditions that affect the eyesight.

How Much Does Acquired or Congenital Ptosis Treatment Cost?

Treatment costs for acquired or congenital ptosis vary by patient, depending on the types of treatments that are recommended by Dr. Hormozi. Your insurance company may cover the costs of treatment for your acquired or congenital ptosis. For cosmetic cases we offer FREE private consultations.

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