Droopy Eyelids & Ptosis Specialist

NeuroEyeOrbit Institute

Swaraj Bose, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmologist & Orbital Surgeon located in Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Bose is skilled in the use of advanced techniques for precise, safe and effective treatment of droopy eyelids (ptosis) occurring in patients in the Beverly Hills, CA, and Greater Los Angeles area.

Droopy Eyelids & Ptosis Q & A

by Swaraj Bose, MD
 

What is ptosis?

Ptosis is a term that refers to drooping eyelids which can occur in one or both eyes. Although more common among older adults, it can occur at any age. Ptosis can affect one eye or both eyes at the same time, and the degree can range from being barely noticeable to covering nearly the entire eye.

What are the symptoms of ptosis?

The most common sign of ptosis is drooping eyelids. Depending on the severity of the droop, ptosis can also cause a decrease in vision. Many people with significant ptosis find they need to tilt their head back in order to see beyond the lid line. Ptosis can cause symptoms similar to another condition called dermatochalasis, a disease of the body's connective tissues that also can cause drooping. Dr. Bose will be able to tell from his exam if dermatochalasis is causing your symptoms or if there is some other underlying cause.

What causes ptosis?

Ptosis may be congenital (present at birth) or it may develop later as a result of injury, aging or corrective eye surgery, including cataract surgery. Injury, degenerative changes or other issues with the facial muscles that raise the eyelids can also cause ptosis. Other causes include diabetes and other systemic diseases, neurological disorders and tumors.

How is ptosis treated?

Ptosis can be treated with a simple surgery called blepharoplasty that's designed to tighten the facial muscles that lift the lids. In cases where these muscles have become weakened or damaged, the lid may be attached beneath the eyebrow, allowing the forehead muscles to aid in lifting the lids. Before performing eyelid surgery, Dr. Bose will discuss the potential side effects including asymmetry and dry eye syndrome that can occur following eyelid surgery.

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