Ptosis surgery is performed to resuspend an upper eyelid that is drooping low on your eye. The drooping of your eyelid may be so severe that it actually interferes with your vision. Dr. Tutela is trained in Levator Advancement and Mullerectomy, which are the 2 most common ways to correct upper lid ptosis. The goal of ptosis correction is to provide a youthful rejuvenation of your eyes and to improve your vision.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PTOSIS CORRECTION?
Do you feel like you vision has gotten worse? Do you feel like you are constantly losing your place when you are reading, or that you find yourself blinking a lot to keep everything in focus? Ptosis correction may be right for you. The normal position should be 1-2 millimeters below the colored part of your eye (Iris). If your upper eyelid sits lower than this you may be a candidate for Corrective Ptosis Surgery.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM PTOSIS CORRECTION?
Ptosis correction will elevate your eyelids so they sit higher on your globe. If your field of vision has been affected by your drooping lid, ptosis correction will improve this.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY FOR PTOSIS CORRECTION?
The majority of swelling goes resolves within 1-2 weeks. Typically it takes a few months to see your final result. You can go back to work a week after surgery, but should stay away from heavy lifting for 2 weeks.