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Say goodbye to droopy eyelids. Brighten your vision and improve your field of view with ptosis surgery. Book your appointment online today.
As you get older, the levator muscle that lifts your upper eyelid stretches and weakens, causing your eyelid to sag.
If you have a sagging eyelid that is interfering with your vision, ptosis surgery can be an effective treatment to improve your vision.
Ptosis surgery can also be performed to make you look younger if one of your eyelids has begun to sag or there is a difference in the height of your eyelids.
The operation usually takes 45 to 90 minutes, depending on whether the operation involves both of your upper eyelids.
Your surgeon will usually make a cut on the natural skin crease of your eyelid.
They will place stitches in the levator muscle to strengthen its attachment to your eyelid and to adjust the height of your eyelid.
If your eyelid is interfering with your vision, your vision should improve.
However, when you return home, there are a few precautions you need to take:
Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible.
Before you start exercising, ask the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
The results of ptosis surgery last for a long time.
Your face will continue to age, but should always appear younger than if you had not had surgery.
Please bear in mind the general and specific complications regarding this type of operation.
General complications of any operation:
Specific complications of this operation:
Author: Prof Anthony King MD FRCOphth
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