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Ptosis

Are Your Eyelids Drooping? Ptosis Surgery May Help

What Is Ptosis?

Ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid(s). This can occur at any age. There are many causes, although an age-related weakening of the eyelid muscle is the most common. Ptosis surgery from Rock Hill Eye Center may help resolve the problem.

Why Is Ptosis a Problem?

When the eyelid droops, it may cover the pupil and decrease the field of vision. Patients often report that they can see better if they raise their eyelids with their fingers. Other patients may raise their eyebrows in an effort to raise their drooping eyelids. This may make the eyelids feel tired and heavy, especially at the end of the day.

Does Ptosis Surgery Help?

In many cases, ptosis can be corrected with surgery by an oculofacial plastic surgeon. During the surgery, the slipped muscle is tightened.

The goal of ptosis surgery is to raise the eyelid to allow a full field of vision and to achieve symmetry with the opposite upper eyelid. Many insurance providers cover this surgery, and your doctor at Rock Hill Eye Center will evaluate whether you are likely to qualify.

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Additional Plastic Surgery Services

Blepharoplasty

Sometimes known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty can help your appearance and vision.

Brow Lift

If drooping eyebrows are changing the way you look, we may have the solution. A brow lift can help with the heavy feeling and impaired vision that are often caused by droopy eyebrows.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a condition marked by red or swollen eyelids.

Chalazion

A small eyelid bump known as a chalazion can cause irritation and be a distraction. An eye doctor can provide relief.

Ectropion

When your eyelid is turned out, you can experience watering, pain, and irritation due to the eye’s exposure. An appointment with an eye doctor is your first step to relief from ectropion.

Entropion

An eyelid that’s turned in can cause discomfort or lead to more serious eye conditions. Our office provides entropion surgery and treatment to correct the problem.

Orbital Fractures

Orbital or eye socket fractures are serious and can cause permanent damage. Seek immediate attention from an eye doctor.

Trichiasis

Ingrown eyelashes, or trichiasis, can cause pain and affect your vision. Let our ophthalmologists treat the problem.

Tear Duct

Excessive tearing can affect both adults and children. We can help get your eyes back to normal.

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