How to Fix a Lazy Eyelid





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Published on Dec 27, 2012

This man is concerned about his drooping eyelids becoming worse as it is very prominent to him and others. His condition is called ptosis which he may have had for a while. He asked how to minimize or totally cure his lazy eyelid. First and foremost, Dr. Prasad recommends seeing an ophthalmologist to rule out other medical conditions that may contribute to ptosis.

The best thing for individuals to correct ptosis, or a lazy eyelid is to undergo ptosis surgery. Ptosis surgery involves going into the eyelid crease to work on the muscle called the levator muscle. This muscle is responsible for lifting the eyelid. There is a variety of different techniques but the principle is basically taking the muscle and moving it forward so that the eyelid opens more effectively.

Dr. Prasad performs ptosis surgery regularly and he does this under local anesthesia with a little sedation. It is important that he does the procedure with the patient so nothing throws off the sensitive muscle during surgery. The patient will be asked to open their eyes and look up to make sure the height, shape and contour are balanced. Ptosis surgery improves the appearance of droopy eyelids when it is done with the best symmetry possible.

It is important to undergo a personal examination with a specialist cosmetic surgeon with vast experience with procedures in the eyes and face before considering any corrective surgery.


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