Ptosis treatment is required when the upper eyelid hangs down over the pupil. The eyelid may sag somewhat or a lot, covering the pupil (the black dot at the center of your eye that lets light in). Normal vision may be partially or fully obscured by ptosis.

Ptosis can affect both adults and children. Fortunately, there are treatments for this issue that can enhance both look and vision.

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What causes ptosis, or drooping eyelids, in people?

There are various causes for drooping eyelids. Some newborns are born with one or both eyelids ptosized. These kids need to have their eyelids thoroughly examined.

If the muscles or ligaments that typically elevate the eyelid are compromised by disease or injury, ptosis may develop later in life. Damage to the nerves that regulate the eyelid muscles can occasionally cause the eyelids to droop.

Most ptosis simply develops with age. The muscles and skin of the eyelids stretch and deteriorate with age. Because the devices used to maintain the eye open during surgery might stretch the eyelid, occasionally prior eye surgery accelerates this shift.

Ptosis in Young People

Congenital ptosis is the term used to describe ptosis in newborns. Issues with the muscle that lifts the eyelid may be to blame for this (called the levator muscle).

The most noticeable ptosis symptom is a drooping eyelid. Another indication is when the upper eyelid creases do not match up uniformly. To see better, a youngster with ptosis may tip their head back, lift their chin, or raise their eyebrows. These motions can eventually lead to neck and head issues.

A child with ptosis may occasionally also have other issues with their eyes. Eye movement disorders, eye muscle diseases, cancers (on the eyelid or elsewhere), and other concerns can be among them.

A child who has ptosis is more likely to experience vision issues. Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye,” can happen if a child’s eyelid hangs down too much and obstructs vision. The vision of one eye will be better than the other. In addition to ptosis, a youngster may also have astigmatism, which causes fuzzy vision. Moreover, the infant may grow with crossed or mismatched eyes.

Adults with Ptosis

As the levator muscle strains or separates from the eyelid, adults develop ptosis (also known as involutional or acquired ptosis). Both age and eye injuries may contribute to this. Ptosis can occasionally develop as a side effect following specific eye surgeries. Ptosis is a rare complication of illnesses or tumors that affect the eyelid muscle.

To make a therapy suggestion, your ophthalmologist will identify the source of your ptosis. They will perform a thorough eye examination and can request that you undergo imaging and blood testing. The ophthalmologist will probably advise surgery to improve the function of the eyelid muscle.


What is ptosis treatment (drooping eyelids treatment)?

Therapy is typically determined by how effectively the eyelid muscles work. The doctor might advise no treatment at all if the ptosis does not impair vision and the patient is not bothered by the appearance.

Ptosis may need to be treated if it interferes with vision, appearance, or both. Depending on whether ptosis is brought on by an illness or by aging, different treatments are available. Surgery is frequently required to treat ptosis brought on by aging.

What happens during a ptosis treatment surgery?

With sedation and local anesthetic, ptosis surgery is carried out (the patient is awake but does not feel the procedure). The following surgical procedures can be used to treat the droopy lid:

The surgeon creates an incision in the skin of the top eyelid. This makes it possible for the surgeon to locate the little muscle that elevates the eyelid. The surgeon uses stitches to tighten this muscle and lift the eyelid. Further stitches are then used to seal the incision in the skin of the eyelid.

The entire procedure can be carried out by the surgeon from beneath the eyelid. The eyelid is flipped in this instance, and the muscle is contracted from underneath. With this method, there is no need for a skin incision.

The surgeon will go over aftercare instructions with you. After surgery, the patient must visit the doctor again so the outcomes can be reviewed.

Ptosis treatment procedure

To bring about the best results while still ensuring health and aesthetics, ptosis treatment must carefully go through many steps as below:

Step 1: Consultation and Examination

This is a necessary step for the doctor to assess the condition of the eyes, as well as determine the best form of correction for the client. In addition, customers also need to be consulted carefully to understand the procedure for correcting drooping eyelids, from which to have careful consideration before using the service.

Step 2: Health check

The doctor will conduct basic tests like blood pressure, blood test, and ECG…, and also inquire about your medical history as well as medications (both over-the-counter and prescription drugs). This procedure will determine if you are healthy enough to undergo surgery for ptosis.

Step 3: Pre-surgery measurement

The doctor calculates, measures, and marks to determine the needed amount of surgery to treat ptosis.

Step 4: Disinfection and anesthesia

Disinfection and anesthesia will be carried out to prevent the risk of infection due to open wounds, as well as to ease the pain during surgery. Anesthetic is injected into the eyelid area and dropped into the client’s pupil area.

Step 5: Main surgery

For mild cases of drooping eyelids, needing to tighten the levator muscle, the doctor will make a small cut on the eyelid then cut off the excess skin and fat (if any) on the eyelids. The next step is to place stitches into the levator muscle to strengthen its attachment to the eyelid while adjusting the height of the eyelid.

In the case of severe ptosis, when the levator muscle is very weak or lost, the frontal muscle will be used as the anchor to hang the eyelid. The doctor can hang the eyelid to the frontal muscle with silicone thread, or prolene; or perform frontal flap rotation to hang the eyelids.

After the surgery, the patient is kept in the hospital to monitor their health condition and can be discharged after a few hours. For the eyes to quickly recover and keep the result, you need to carefully pay attention to the aftercare instructions and follow doctors’ advice.

Why choose ptosis treatment at Gangwhoo Hospital?

Ptosis treatment is a procedure that has a great impact on your eyes in terms of both health and aesthetics. So this method is required to be performed by a highly-skilled, qualified practitioner to ensure the best results.

Converging the above conditions, Gangwhoo Hospital is proud to be a prestigious cosmetic facility, having performed many successful ptosis treatment surgeries for customers. To gain widespread trust in the cosmetic market, Gangwhoo Hospital always fully meets the required criteria such as:

  • Facilities are modern, spacious, hygienic, and safe following the regulations of the Ministry of Health.
  • A team of skilled, experienced, and highly qualified doctors.
  • Dedicated and caring nursing staff.
  • The surgical procedure strictly complies with the surgical safety criteria set by the Ministry of Health.
  • Diversified cosmetic services, always fully updated with the latest trends and aesthetic technology.
  • The post-surgery warranty is clear, ensuring the interests of customers.

Ptosis treatment brings long-term effects to your eyelids while creating a better visual for your eyes. After ptosis treatment, the aging process will continue over time, but one thing for sure is that your eyes can still maintain a youthful image after surgery. Gangwhoo Hospital is always ready to accompany every customer during their journey of finding their beauty!


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