Ptosis Surgery (Drooping Eyelid Surgery)

Ptosis Surgery (Drooping Eyelid Surgery)

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

What Is Ptosis?

In Ophthalmology, ptosis is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid. The literal meaning of the word ‘ptosis’ is downward displacement. 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. Ptosis treatment in India is actually quite common, however, not many people are aware that the issue an be corrected with a safe and effective procedure.

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.

How Is Ptosis Classified?

There are various reasons for Ptosis. 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. Mild Ptosis surgery is also possible in order to correct the issue at hand. 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. It is necessary to analyze the type of Ptosis the patient has in order to move ahead with the course of treatment. This is the reason Dr Jayshree Pandit, Pandit Clinic’s lead opthalmologist gives importance to consultation.

Ptosis Surgery Results

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ptosis surgery

What To Expect At The Consultation?

Dr Jayshree Pandit, Pandit Clinic’s lead opthalmologist gives utmost importance to consultation. When a patient walks in with the issue of Ptosis, Dr jayshree makes sure that sheguides the patient through the entirety of the procedure that one needs to follow in order to correct the issue. She also takes into consideration their needs and requirementsand explains the achievable results to them. Pandit Clinic believes in the principle of transperency. This ensures that the patient knows every facet of the treatment for him or her to make an informed decision.

Consultation is also an excellent time for the patients to make sure that he or she has a good rapport with the doctor. When you trust the doctor and share a good comfort level, the treatment also goes on quite smoothly.

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. The surgery can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes depending on the correction required. In case the correction is required on both the eyelids, the time taken for the surgery is more.

A cut is generally made on the natural crease of the eylid. Then, stitches are placed on the levator muscles to strengthen the attachment to the eyelid.

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%.

How Is Recovery Like After Ptosis Surgery?

Recovery for eyelid surgery for Ptosis is uncomlicated. But, certain care must be taken after the same. Dr Jayshree Pandit will ensure that all the instructions are provided in a proper way. She will advise you to not get your eyelid wet and avoid strenous exercising and bending. This might negatively hamper the recovery process.

Also, you should avoid wearing eye make up or step out in the direct sun for a few days after the surgery. Instruction for washing the face and maintaining proper hygiene at the site of the surgery will be given to you.

You can resume your daily routine and light exercising once the doctor gives a thumbs up.

Routine follow ups must be taken with Dr Jayshree Pandit in order to analyse the healing procedure as well as the results.

Is Ptosis Surgery Permanent?

Ptosis surgery correction is generally permanent. However, the ccondition may appear again. a second surgical ccorrection might be required then to correct the issue.

What Are The Benefits Of Ptosis Surgery?

Ptosis surgery corrects both, the aesthetic appearance as well as the function of the eyelid. as the eyelid is lifted up, the patient can observe an improvement in the vision. Also, the face starts looking even younger.

Is There An Alternative To Ptosis Surgery?

Generally, ptosis can be corrected only with the help of a surgery. In very rare cases, ptosis resolves on its own. Hence, ptosis correction does require a surgery.

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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