Ptosis Surgery Florida, Eyelid Surgery Orlando, Drooping Eyelid Treatment Melbourne, FL
Eyelid Ptosis Description
droop, or ptosis, is a condition which occurs most commonly
as an effect of aging. Other factors that can contribute to
the condition are previous surgery of the eye or eyelid, long
term contact lens wear, neurological conditions, and trauma.
Patients who have eyelid ptosis commonly complain of an inability
to see the upper portion of their visual field, or what has
been blocked by the drooping eyelid. Complications associated
with this can lead to car accidents, due to an inability to
see traffic lights, and accidents around the house. Patients
also lose the ability to read, especially later into the night.
Other complaints patients commonly have are chronic headaches,
browaches, and tiredness due to the stress placed on the forehead
which is constantly raised in an effort to aid the eyes in
opening. Many patients are unaware that this condition exists,
as it is a slowly progressive ailment. Patients are also unaware
that if a portion of their visual field is obstructed by their
drooping eyelid, insurance carriers will "cover"
reimbursement for repair of this condition. Dr. Bassin will
often place muscle stimulating eyedrops in his patient’s
eyes at consultation. This provides the patients with a preview
of their surgical result, and aids in making in informed surgical
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Eyelid Ptosis Procedure
During this procedure, a 1 cm thick contact lens is placed over the eye to protect the eyeball. This is to prevent the possibility of any mishap to the eye. The upper eyelid is then turned over so Dr. Bassin can access the muscle responsible for raising the eyelid from the inside. By performing the surgery from the inside, Dr. Bassin creates an "invisible incision," with no visible scar on the surface of the eyelid. The sutures that are placed inside dissolve on their own in 3 to 5 days, and patients are commonly seen in the office 6 days after surgery. This procedure can be performed in a hospital or at an outpatient surgical facility. The surgery takes approximately 30 minutes, and patients should expect to have swelling for up to 5 days. Dr. Bassin ensures that patients have ice packs placed on the eyes after surgery, which aid in the healing process. Dr. Bassin also prescribes eye drops and eye ointments to aid with any dryness of the eye that may develop in the first two to four days post-operatively until the eyelids re-establish their normal tone. Patients should also take comfort in knowing that no patches are placed over the eyes. This procedure is commonly performed with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, which removes the excessive skin commonly accentuated after a ptosis procedure.
How do I get started with Eyelid Ptosis?
Dr. Roger Bassin and the staff at The Bassin Center For Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss Eyelid Ptosis. Schedule an appointment online or call us at One of our Florida locations: Melbourne, Florida Location @ 321.255.0025 - Orlando, Florida Location @ 407.851.3888 - Tampa, Florida Location @ 813.872.7800 - The Villages, Florida Location @ 877.333.3223.