Ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) is a medical term that describes a drooping upper eyelid. Ptosis can be present at birth (congenital ptosis) or may develop as we age (acquired or involutional ptosis). An ophthalmologist should examine children who are born with congenital ptosis because of the possibility of other associated eye problems. The degree of ptosis can range from mild to severe, and the type of surgery to treat ptosis treatment varies depending on how much the lids droop.
Acquired ptosis can be the result of a muscle injury or disorder, a nerve disorder, or, most commonly, it can develop with aging. Regardless of the cause, severe ptosis can obstruct vision and create a tired or aged appearance. Dr. Hauck can tighten or repair the eyelid opening muscles to bring your eyelid back to its normal position.
Ptosis Surgery Improves
- The upper part of your visual field and quality of your vision
- Overall anatomical appearance of the eyelid
- Symmetry of upper eyelids
- Appearance of eyes that look tired or sleepy
- Ability to sustain prolonged reading
If your vision is significantly impaired, a Ptosis Repair may be covered by insurance. If you do not meet your insurance company’s medical criteria, however, the procedure is considered a cosmetic surgery.
Financing is Available
If insurance doesn’t cover your brow lift procedure, you can learn about financing your procedure with low monthly payment plans.
Ptosis Surgery Before and After Photos
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