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Ptosis Surgery

Ptosis is a condition where the upper eye lid droops, so as to cover the pupillary area, thereby affecting sight. It is a cosmetic deformity too. It is caused because of weakness of the Levator muscle of the eyelid. This could be congenital (since birth) or could be traumatic because of an accident.

In the congenital variety, it has to be operated as soon as possible if it is obstructing vision. The procedure involves a tightening of the muscle responsible for lifting the upper eyelid. Many a times, in severe forms, we may have to suspend the upper lid to the forehead muscles to help lift the eye lid.

In the initial phases the operated eyelid may remain open or may look overcorrected which usually settles down with time. Proper eye care as advised has to be taken as advised to prevent any ocular complications.