Hospital La Paloma
The eyelid ptosis is a permanent lowering of the upper eyelid, which may be caused by a defect of the eyelid, aging or neurologic damage.
Besides the aesthetic problem, ptosis can affect the visual field and even generate cervical problems.
Surgery to treat ptosis has the purpose of raising the upper eyelid to its normal position, reinserting the levator muscle in the eyelid. If there are problems, another option is to attach the lid to the frontalis muscle.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients must previously visit the ophthalmologist to assess their needs.
They should let the surgeon know if they have a chronic illness or are taking anticoagulant medication.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
After the operation patients can go home, but they must wear protective glasses.
The surgeon will tell them if they should take any medication and he will explain them the care needed for the scar.