Ptosis Surgery (Drooping Eyelid Surgery)

Ptosis Surgery (Drooping Eyelid Surgery)

Pandit Clinic offers the tried and tested solution for Ptosis - Ptosis Surgery. This surgery can immediately correct this condition and offer the patient permanent relief.

About Ptosis

The literal meaning of the word ‘ptosis’ is downward displacement. In Ophthalmology, ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid. Patients suffering from Ptosis are very unhappy about their appearance due to this disease. It also restricts their field of vision and makes them look sleepy.

Pandit Clinic offers the tried and tested solution for Ptosis – Ptosis Surgery. This surgery can immediately correct this condition and offer the patient permanent relief.

Ptosis Surgery is also called an eyelid lift. A few probable causes for ptosis are a birth defect, disease or injury to the eye and old age. When it is present from birth, ptosis is called congenital ptosis. It can affect children and adults alike. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes. Like most medical conditions, Ptosis too occurs in degrees. When it is mild, it covers the pupils partially. In more severe cases, Ptosis causes the eyelid to close the eyes completely.

Classification of Ptosis:

Ptosis can be broadly classified as:

  • Congenital Ptosis 
  • Acquired Ptosis (in which classes overlap)
  • Pseudoptosis

A more detailed classification could be myogenic, aponeurotic, neurogenic, neuromuscular, mechanical, neurotoxic, traumatic or pseudoptosis. The broad and detailed classification plays a significant role in the final treatment. 

Ptosis Surgery Results

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ptosis surgery

What Causes Ptosis?

The eyelid muscles are worked by the levator muscles, Muller’s muscles and the frontalis muscle. If the nerve that supplies blood to these muscles (the oculomotor nerve) is affected, the result is ptosis. With an injury or age, these muscles do not function properly, resulting in ptosis. One more factor that can cause ptosis is cataract surgery. It can also be caused due to an injury to the tendon connecting the levator muscle to the eyelid.

The early symptoms of ptosis include eyebrow aching, eyestrain and difficulty in keeping the eyes open. Fatigue while reading is also a common symptom. In some instances, ptosis may also signal the presence of a more serious underlying neurological disorder.

How Is Ptosis Treated?

By far, the most common reason for ptosis is the weakness of the levator muscles. Ptosis surgery, therefore, involves tightening of the levator muscles. In cases where the levator muscles are too weak, the eyelids are suspended under the eyelids so that the forehead muscles prop them up.

Ptosis surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia at Pandit Clinic. 

It is important to understand that weakness of muscles cannot be fully reversed. Therefore, while Ptosis surgery will improve the eyelid functionality, it may not exactly restore the working to 100%.

Meet Dr. Jayashree Pandit

Dr Jayashree Pandit - Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jayashree is the Consultant Eye Surgeon at Pandit Clinic. She is the pioneer of  aesthetic laser medicine in India. She has an experience of 30+ years in cataract surgeries, squint surgeries, blepharoplasties as well as in contact lenses. She has more than 15 years of experience with aesthetic & hair reduction lasers. 

Dr Jayashree Pandit - Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jayashree Pandit

MBBS MS (Ophthalmology)

Meet the Doctor

Eye Surgery Specialist

Dr. Jayashree is the Consultant Eye Surgeon at Pandit Clinic. She is the pioneer of  aesthetic laser medicine in India. She has an experience of 30+ years in cataract surgeries, squint surgeries, blepharoplasties as well as in contact lenses. She has more than 15 years of experience with aesthetic & hair reduction lasers. 

Professional Affiliations and Skills

  • Pioneer aesthetic laser medicine in India
  • More than 15 years of experience with aesthetic & hair reduction lasers
  • More than 30 years of experience with contact lenses
  • Consultant eye surgeon at Pandit Clinic Pune
  • More than 30years of experience in cataract surgeries, squint surgeries & blepharoplasties

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